The main professional responsibility of a person in business is business.
There is no system that is inherently moral if the participants themselves are not.
It is important to remember that all business has an impact on the lives of real people.
Ethical conduct is something that becomes inherent in an organization over a long period of time.
The freedoms that people have that flow from all civic institutions fundamentally come from the success of a market system.
It makes no sense to talk of the social obligations of the corporation without reference to its economic obligations. The two are intertwined.
Without competition, the spectacular development of technology that we have seen in the last one hundred years in this country would not have happened.
There is hardly an activity that a person can think about that does not intrinsically involve energy, most of which is currently provided by fossil fuels.
I find it interesting that many of the people who want to restrict fossil fuels live in well-developed countries where abundant and affordable energy is readily available.
In some of the countries where we operate, there is a tradition of corruption, in which the political elites work with business in the framework of unsavory relationships.