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Turning the Corporate Left’s Own Tools against It

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Strategic options exist, but inviting the government to step in should not be one of them

To say that tackling woke capitalism will not be easy is an understatement. Its ascent is the product of, among many other factors, the political challenge posed to free markets by a misunderstood financial crisis, the relentless leftward drift of our institutions, and, as always, the jockeying for power — and its prizes — among our elites. And then there is the manner in which anxiety over climate change — a key contributor to the current effort to redefine the nature and purpose of a corporation — is being used to overturn many of the economic and political assumptions on

This article appears as “Market Strategy” in the July 1, 2021, print edition of National Review.

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