Are you putting the Social Cart before the Economic Horse?

“If every objection must be overcome, nothing will get done. Remember, it’s the economic horse that pulls the social cart.” – Chief Clarence Louie, Osoyoos Indian Band

horse-cartWhen I read this quote, I couldn’t help thinking that these words demonstrate a rare depth of understanding regarding community-based tourism development as it is applied in an aboriginal context, and that it further addresses (rather succinctly) something that is too often overlooked in the rhetoric of corporate social responsibility.

Specifically, Chief Louie clearly recognizes that (more…)

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