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INTRODUCING: The 10 people transforming how we think about capitalism

Business Insider has named 10 people working for “better capitalism” to its list of 100 people transforming business. They include a Wall Street titan, a labour rights activist, and a presidential candidate. See the full list of the 100 people transforming business here. Due to a confluence of forces – […]
INTRODUCING: The 10 people transforming how we think about capitalism
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Dismissing Bernie Sanders as a communist shows your ‘profound ignorance,’ says one of the most influential behind-the-scenes figures in American business

The majority of America’s largest companies are incorporated in Delaware, and its Supreme Court chief justice, Leo E. Strine, Jr., is a highly influential and outspoken voice on corporate law. Strine said at a recent CEO conference that those who dismiss presidential candidate Bernie Sanders as a communist are ignorant […]
Dismissing Bernie Sanders as a communist shows your ‘profound ignorance,’ says one of the most influential behind-the-scenes figures in American business
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The critic who has the world’s richest people buzzing says Americans must not elect another billionaire president

“Winners Take All” author Anand Giridharadas has emerged as an outspoken critic of the elite and a champion of progressive politicians. He believes that America’s most pressing problem is its wide inequality, and that potential presidential candidates Howard Schultz and Michael Bloomberg would be unwilling to make necessary changes like […]
The critic who has the world’s richest people buzzing says Americans must not elect another billionaire president
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Wealthy investor Nick Hanauer says the US economy mints billionaires while many Americans are struggling, and there’s no excuse for it

Nick Hanauer is a wealthy, Seattle-based investor, author, and progressive activist who thinks significantly raising taxes on the rich will help correct structural deficiencies in the economy. Fed chairman Jerome Powell has called for policies that will address income inequality, to improve economic mobility in America. This article is part […]
Wealthy investor Nick Hanauer says the US economy mints billionaires while many Americans are struggling, and there’s no excuse for it
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More than 2,600 companies, like Danone and Patagonia, are on board with an entrepreneur who says the way we do business runs counter to human nature and there’s only one way forward

After Jay Coen Gilbert sold AND1, the basketball-apparel company he cofounded, he created B Lab in 2006. B Lab certifies companies for “B Corporation” status, which publicly holds them accountable to stakeholders beyond shareholders, like employees and the environment. There are now more than 2,600 B Corps around the world. […]
More than 2,600 companies, like Danone and Patagonia, are on board with an entrepreneur who says the way we do business runs counter to human nature and there’s only one way forward
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BlackRock CEO Larry Fink says within the next 5 years all investors will measure a company’s impact on society, government, and the environment to determine its worth

BlackRockCEO Larry Fink said at the New York Times Dealbook Conference that within five years, all investors will be using ESG (environmental, social, and governance) metrics. In January, Fink wrote in his annual letter to CEOs that all companies must outline their purpose. Fink explained his prediction is based on […]
BlackRock CEO Larry Fink says within the next 5 years all investors will measure a company’s impact on society, government, and the environment to determine its worth
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Critics of universal basic income argue giving people money for nothing discourages working — but a study of Alaska’s 36-year-old program suggests that’s not the case

The Alaska Permanent Fund is tied to oil revenues and worth $US65 billion. It has made an annual check of $US1,000 to $US2,000 available to virtually every citizen since 1982. The fear that giving people regular, no-strings-attached payments might discourage them from working is common among opponents of similar programs. […]
Critics of universal basic income argue giving people money for nothing discourages working — but a study of Alaska’s 36-year-old program suggests that’s not the case