You don't have much time to worry about world hunger and nuclear disarmament when you're building a business. But that's not to say entrepreneurs can't be socially minded on a lesser scale. You'll see in the following articles that it is possible to do good and do business. Plenty of company owners spend time and money serving the community, cleaning up the environment, and even fighting oppressive economic systems. Their good actions may come back to them in the form of higher than average employee morale, more customer loyalty, and better public relations.
When progressive business thinking gets too far afield of convention, it can have disastrous results. That's what happened to Ben & Jerry's co founder Ben Cohen when he launched a company built on helping the environment.