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Where has such character gone?

February 8, 2013
The Daily News

EDITOR:

Recently, I watched and read the biography's of Milton Hershey, the chocolate barren who built the dynasty of the company that still bears his name. He was a capitalist to the utmost. However, what trumped capitalism in his life was his caring for fellow human beings.

During the Great Depression, instead of letting go of employees he actually expanded and hired more workers. His belief was that all employees should not only be provided an income, but that their employment should allow them to have enjoyable and fulfilling lives.

One time when he was building a hotel on company grounds he was told that a piece of construction equipment was doing the work of 40 men. He replied, "Get rid of the equipment and hire 40 men."

Where has such character gone?

Jerry Rahoi

Iron Mountain

 
 

 

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