Section: Commentary - The Nation Private companies across the world have been criticised as organisations of greed.
Many non-profit organisations have lamented that when the economy is buoyant, the for-profit organisations enjoy huge profits. Though they do not mind paying the maximum corporate taxes, they could be stingy in social contributions.
But when the economy is sagging and hurts their profitability, they come asking for help, particularly from the government, whose main job is to ensure the well-being of all citizens.
It is difficult to be harsh on those companies, though. When they are doing well, they employ workers and their tax …