“Liberal Elite” CEOs and Corporate Social Activism November 23, 2020November 30, 2020 corymaks Maks-Solomon, Cory. 2020. “‘Liberal Elite’ CEOs and Corporate Social Activism.” Working paper. Online appendices available here.Previous draft of the paper, which served as my job market paper is available here, and its appendix is available here. Corporate social activism–firms taking liberal policy stances on some of the most controversial issues of the day–has been increasing steadily since 2008.