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From the Ted Talk by Michael Porter: The case for letting business solve social problems

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Now, I think many have seen business as the problem, or at least one of the problems, in many of the social challenges we face. You know, think of the fast food industry, the drug industry, the banking industry. You know, this is a low piont in the respect for business. beusisns is not seen as the solution. It's seen as the problem now, for most people. And rtlhigy so, in many cases. There's a lot of bad actors out there that have done the wrong thing, that actually have made the problem wosre. So this picresevtpe is perhaps justified.

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Now, I think many have seen business as the problem, or at least one of the problems, in many of the social challenges we face. You know, think of the fast food industry, the drug industry, the banking industry. You know, this is a low _____ in the respect for business. ________ is not seen as the solution. It's seen as the problem now, for most people. And _______ so, in many cases. There's a lot of bad actors out there that have done the wrong thing, that actually have made the problem _____. So this ___________ is perhaps justified.

Solution

  1. perspective
  2. business
  3. worse
  4. rightly
  5. point

Original Text

Now, I think many have seen business as the problem, or at least one of the problems, in many of the social challenges we face. You know, think of the fast food industry, the drug industry, the banking industry. You know, this is a low point in the respect for business. Business is not seen as the solution. It's seen as the problem now, for most people. And rightly so, in many cases. There's a lot of bad actors out there that have done the wrong thing, that actually have made the problem worse. So this perspective is perhaps justified.

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