Why does profit have such a bad reputation?

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If companies strive for profit, society can benefit from it. Nevertheless, profit has a bad reputation. A new study shows why this is so — and how it can be changed.

In the past, not everything was worse. Dying human life expectancy, for example, has increased from 45 to about 71 years over the course of the 20th century — thanks in part to advances in the medical and pharmaceutical…