Why Companies Went Woke — It’s Not What You Think

July 6, 2023 in News by RBN Staff


via: Lew Rockwell


Thanks, Gail Appel.




Dave Rubin of “The Rubin Report” talks to Vivek Ramaswamy about his book on woke capitalism, “Woke Inc.” and his new book “Nation of Victims”; the real reason corporate America got suckered into the social justice movement; why woke corporations are multiplying; how power players like Larry Fink, the CEO of Blackrock, is tricking corporations into the ESG scheme; why Vivek created Strive to combat the dangers of stakeholder capitalism; how Strive is working to convince companies like Chevron to ignore the wishes of large shareholders like Blackrock and Vanguard; stakeholder capitalism vs shareholder capitalism; why Gen Z and Millennials have been suckered into victimhood culture; why competitive victimhood is so dangerous; why the the rise of victimhood culture puts our society in danger; what conservatives get wrong about Big Tech; what Mark Zuckerberg understood about human instincts that made Facebook so successful; why we shouldn’t blame Instagram for the problems in youth mental health; why teens girls are so susceptible to Instagram and social media addiction; and much more.

0:00 Intro

1:33 Who Is Vivek Ramaswamy?

5:43 The Advent Of Corporate Wokeism

13:05 What Is Blackrock’s Relationship with ESG?

23:23 Why Immigrants Recently Adopted Victimhood

27:55 Understanding Oneself Will Combat Social Media Woes

35:30 Is There Any Progress?