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By J. P. Tangen
For Mining News 

Nonprofit does not mean public interest

Environmental groups benefit from blurring of distinctions as age-old concept of common good is subverted in self-interested trend


Last updated 10/25/2009 at Noon

It seems that with the passage of time the concept of the common good, the general welfare and the public interest, all variations of the same theme, have become so diluted as to make them indecipherable. There was a time when charitable, educational, and eleemosynary entities were honored for their selfless contributions to the general welfare. Dedicated volunteers worked with trivial stipends...

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