You Can Have Whatever You Like Ethics in Spending and Charitable Donation This decision has brought

to the forefront serious questions about the ethical framework in which corporations must operate. Key to this interpretation of spending and donation, however, are certain assumptions about the role of society and government in establishing the value of currency. The only basis on which cash has any value is through a system of mutual trust. This emphasis on trust is most apparent in the international exchange, as the valuation of currency is ultimately based on the ability of the society supporting to it to provide services and goods. The same principle holds domestically, but less obviously. The United States dollar represents the capability of the bearer to render services and goods to another member or group of members in the society, as guaranteed by the United States government. In this, capital can never be divorced from civic engagement and can never be apolitical. The very possibility of the existence of cash is based upon a mutual certification of this value. From this, then, The maintenance of a pluralistic society is key to the success of American republican democracy. Without the necessary political space for a diversity of opinions and political beliefs, political majorities “The rich” could also be interpreted to constitute an obviously small interest group. The same could be said for corporations following the Citizens United ruling.

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