An interesting development.
"Business" is no longer about combining inputs to produce outputs of greater value, in the eyes of the customer, than the prices of the inputs.
Business is about "delivering value to customers, investing in employees in ways that go
beyond financial compensation to include training and education to
ensure their skills are kept up to date, and embracing 'diversity and
inclusion, dignity and respect.'"
Viewed from a different perspective, the purpose of "business" is to serve the whims of the government rather than serving private transactions between employees of the business and the customers of the business.
Presumably, those who invest in businesses will be compensated by the government to make any shortfall between the cost of the inputs and the price of the outputs.
What is left unsaid is the mechanism that will make up the lost value. Lost value is the difference between the value created by the "pull" mechanism of the free market and the value created when the resources are diverted into the cause-de-jure by the "push" mechanism of government fiat.
If the social justice warriors decide that more value is delivered to the customer, yada, yada, yada by planting every acre in the cornbelt with kale or chestnut trees and paying homeless people $150 an hour to pretend to weed them, who takes the whipping for the lost value when real customers turn up their noses at kale or hungry people wait ten years before the chestnut trees start to bear?