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CEOs ask what they owe employees

`We need to reinforce that being good to people, being loyal, are the right things." Thomas J. Moran, chief executive of Mutual of America, was holding forth on "Responsible Corporate Leadership in the 1990s" before 100 executives and academics at a breakfast sponsored by New York City's Baruch College. It was a nicely timed soliloquy, arriving as America grappled with the economic angst perpetrated by its free-market system. Do responsible corporations lay people off? Do they shut factories and raze communities?

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