Browsing the "capitalism" Tag

An Interview with Frank Dixon – Founder of Global Systems Change

December 9th, 2008 | by Brenda Keener

Frank Dixon is the founder of Global Systems Change and the former Managing Director of Research for Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, which is the largest corporate sustainability research company in the world. His perspective on corporate thought and sustainability is that flaws in our economic and political systems make it impossible for any company to become sustainable. In fact, Mr. Dixon managed to shake my belief in many of the fundamental "sacred cows" I learned in business school

What Does Economic Populism Mean For The Green Economy?

October 30th, 2008 | by Reenita Malhotra

Economic populism involves an economic philosophy urging social and political system changes. In the current political and economic climate, the public concern over the inequity of wealth appears to be at a peak. There is a growing call by Senator Barack Obama and democrats to raise taxes on the wealthy to shrink the wealth gap. But is it true that the rich are getting richer? Or are the rich actually in danger of losing a significant portion of the nation's wealth? Are the democrats worried about a problem that’s already being fixed by the markets

Election Countdown: Socialism Vs. Capitalism

October 22nd, 2008 | by Reenita Malhotra

As retail sales decline, manufacturing slows and unemployment benefit claims rise, the economic situation looks more and more grim by the day. Rises in the stock market that show a glimmer of hope are invariably followed by dips. The housing markets declines steadily and the recession promises to linger well into next year. George Bush has called for a mid November summit to discuss the international economic situation

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