Is corporate America growing a conscience?

Here are two stories about corporate America's current role in US politics and common life.

In one, the country's biggest companies are growing a conscience, prodded along by shifts in public opinion, President Donald Trump's depredations and their own idealistic young staff, and becoming a vanguard force for social change - with the recent disassociations from the National Rifle Association (NRA) by major airlines and rental car companies just the latest example in a trend that also includes recent high-profile corporate interventions on immigration and gay and transgender rights.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 02, 2018, with the headline 'Is corporate America growing a conscience?'. Subscribe