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The Hulk now has a plan to literally smash capitalism

“Share All sharing options for: The Hulk now has a plan to literally smash capitalism Two weeks ago, the Hulk smashed an entire universe” writes Susana Polo for polygon.com. Disaster by design.” “If there are no meaningful consequences for those who would use their power to engineer and profit from disaster,” he concludes, he’s going to use the Hulk to create some.In Immortal Hulk #26, Bruce Banner released a video manifesto revealing that the US government had allocated a secret $1.2 billion to try to create new, weaponized Hulks.Undiscovered Country…

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Returns on Investment: Andy Kuper and the Value of Moral Capitalism

“Listen and subscribe to this podcast via Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS Corporations, especially capital investors, have a bad rap these days” reports hbr.org. LeapFrog’s philosophy of “profit with purpose” uses investment capital from wealthy markets to offer low-cost growth opportunities for businesses in developing economies and spur entrepreneurship around the world.HBR Presents is a network of podcasts curated by HBR editors, bringing you the best business ideas from the leading minds in management. Source: hbr.org

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How Free-Market Economists Got It Wrong

“Listen and subscribe to this podcast via Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS The late 1960s saw a revolution in public policy, as economists began to play an important role in shaping politics” reports hbr.org. On the wings of ideas popularized by Milton Friedman and other economists, the world was forever changed by free markets, dominant corporations, and stakeholder capitalism.Azeem Azhar discusses this with New York Times editorial writer and author Binyamin Appelbaum, whose recent book, “The Economists’ Hour,” is a deep dive into the history of ideas that…

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Elizabeth Warren’s project is to remake capitalism. What can British politicians learn from her?

“This is the moment for bold stakeholder capitalism” writes Will Hutton for theguardian.com. This is stakeholder capitalism, US-style – with business taking a lead.British voters, like their US counterparts, may not want a socialist transformation of capitalism, but they certainly want to see it reset and reshaped. Source: theguardian.com

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U.S. and EU should put aside their Boeing-Airbus feud and join forces against predatory Chinese state capitalism

“This adds to the urgent need for the U.S. and the EU to put aside their feud and join forces against predatory Chinese state capitalism” writes Claude Barfield for marketwatch.com. Yet the decision will significantly affect current and future U.S. and EU conflicts with China over Beijing’s evolved system of high-tech mercantilist protectionism. Source: marketwatch.com

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Salesforce founder Marc Benioff says ‘capitalism as we know it is dead’

“Hedge-fund billionaire Ray Dalio in recent reports, including on MarketWatch, has said that capitalism is no longer working for most Americans” writes Mark Decambre for marketwatch.com. However, the founder of Bridgewater Associates LP. recommends “urgent reform,” rather than ditching it altogether.Comments from the founder of the giant cloud-computing and workforce-services company come as a number of high-profile investors and politicians have assailed capitalism, considered by some the most powerful source of economic and social advancement in human history. Source: marketwatch.com

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Capitalism is a dead-end narrative for conservatives

“Conservatives, whose message was once individual liberty and limited government, are instead now branded by the narrower and less popular narrative of capitalism and free markets” reports washingtonexaminer.com. That is where conservatives must begin their narrative, not with today’s bogeymen of capitalism and free markets.Unfortunately, for Republicans and conservatives, they are associated with free markets and capitalism, whereas liberals and Democrats are for big government.The larger point, however, is that there is a larger point to conservatism than just capitalism and free markets, and it is here that conservatives need…

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How Business Schools Can Help Restore Trust in Capitalism

“The loss of trust in capitalism, in big business, and in governments should alarm all business schools” reports hbr.org. If business schools step up to this challenge and become more civic-minded, they will help create an environment where business can both thrive and maximize benefit for society.It behooves all of us, including business schools, to help governments work properly for (and remain accountable to) society.The loss of trust in capitalism goes hand in hand with the decline of trust in governments and in democracy. Source: hbr.org

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Look at this ETF for a ‘conscious capitalism’ approach

“Read: Do well by doing good with this fund that supports freedom and human rights But Global-X wanted to come up with a set of ESG companies inclusively, not by default” writes Andrea Riquier for marketwatch.com. She wants to encourage companies to consider what she calls a “return on sustainability investment,” and expects that eventually principles like the ones espoused in conscious capitalism will become the default. Source: marketwatch.com

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AOC calls the most generous, poverty-reducing economic system in the world ‘irredeemable’

“Ocasio-Cortez seems to believe capitalism poses a threat to generosity and that people who operate within a free market economy are greedy” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Over and over, the of the most generous countries in the world — not in spite of capitalism, but because of it.Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said Saturday that capitalism is “irredeemable,” saying, “Capitalism is an ideology of capital — the most important thing is the concentration of capital and to seek and maximize profit.”. Those are countries with capitalism at the helm. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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