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New Corporate Design Seeks To Save Capitalism | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.20.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- With corporate profit margins at an all-time high and more Americans out of work than at any other point in the past three decades, it may...

Bad Week for Bain-onomics

Mike Lux | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

It has never been capitalism or even the financial industry being attacked when Bain's style of operating is the subject: it is the worst kind of vampire capitalism that the Obama campaign is going after.

Stop Competing!

James Burwood | Posted 08.12.2012 | Business
James Burwood

Growing up in the '80s my introduction to capitalism was very much of the red-braces, huge mobile phones and Porsche 911 variety. Competition was good, and the more competition there was, the better it was for everyone, right?

United We Stand?

Madlin Mekelburg | Posted 08.06.2012 | Teen
Madlin Mekelburg

This concept of individual supremacy and advancement in America has infiltrated even the most basic parts of our society, and is constantly enforced at every age level.

Obama vs. The Robber Baron: The Gloves Must Come Off

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The business model that Romney oversaw at Bain, especially the Leveraged Buyout, was questionable at best and destructive at worst, and he cannot pretend that the dangers of Bain's investment methods were unknown to him.

Alignment Quiz for African Leaders: A note From the African World Economic Forum

Daniel Isenberg | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Daniel Isenberg

Just imagine how fast financial institutions, health care delivery, and public education would improve if leaders forced themselves to have their and their families' interests completely aligned with those of their constituents as well.

Capitalism Has Failed: 5 Bold Ways to Build a New World

Sara Robinson | Posted 07.25.2012 | Business
Sara Robinson

The old industrial-age systems -- state communism, fascism, free-market capitalism -- have all let us down hard, and growing numbers of us understand that going back there isn't an option.

Mitt Romney Talking Points: A Private Equity Insider Offers Pointers

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

One private equity industry insider expressed displeasure with Mitt Romney's explanations so far in defense of his record at Bain Capital, which has c...

Private Equity Insider's Tip For Romney

Jon Ward | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

One private equity industry insider Thursday expressed displeasure with Mitt Romney's explanations so far in defense of his record at Bain Capital, wh...

Who Needs a Greek Government?

Peter Alexander Meyers | Posted 05.20.2012 | World
Peter Alexander Meyers

Greeks must decide to stay or go. Perhaps that is why it failed to come before the people. Perhaps that is why, when on May 6 the election was played out in a way that minimized the literal and more important question -- "Do you want to adopt the new agreement?" -- it failed again.

Capitalist Revolution: Forget the Deficit and Learn From Europe

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Before we go wild with our deficit-cutting scythe, let's make sure that we are not hacking away at our own feet in the process.

How to Engage a Venture Capitalist: Lessons From Our Dealflow

Andrew Tweed | Posted 07.16.2012 | Business
Andrew Tweed

The ways in which an entrepreneur might best connect with venture capitalists has been covered by a number of other VCs across the web, but we thought it might be helpful for entrepreneurs to put this question into context by providing actual operating data regarding deal flow for our firm.

Innovation in the Government Industry, Vol. 1: Seasteading

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 07.09.2012 | Small Business
Michael B. Fishbein

Innovation and progress requires experimentation -- trial and error. Unfortunately, for entrepreneurs with ideas for "startup countries," there's no way for them to experiment. It's not like the software industry where all you need is a laptop.

Making Sacrifices When Change Is Inevitable

Allessandra Bradley-Burns | Posted 07.07.2012 | Latino Voices
Allessandra Bradley-Burns

This is not a story about race, although it may seem so at first. I will leave that reflection for another day. Instead, it is about how a country chooses to embrace and create solutions when faced with something that has impacted each of us personally.

Of Catholics, Capitalism, And American Conservatism

Yujhan Claros | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Yujhan Claros

While the GOP prances around Washington on a religious moral high-horse calling upon the sanctity of marriage, the GOP also hypocritically picks and choses what morals are convenient for the purposes of winning votes.

The System Isn't Broken; It Was Built This Way

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business
C. Robert Gibson

Where in the world can we go to get an accurate picture of where capitalism will inevitably lead us 20 to 30 years down the road? Communist China, ironically.

Growing Up, Falling in Love

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.19.2012 | Green
Robert Koehler

We have to begin thinking and organizing ourselves beyond the arbitrary constraints of nations and beyond our current, resource-devouring economic system. We have to imagine a global culture that doesn't pit humanity against nature.

For Capitalism to Survive, Crime Must Not Pay

Bruce Judson | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business
Bruce Judson

A corporation that knowingly breaks the law will find ways to profit through illegal means that are not available to competitors. As a consequence, the competitive playing field is biased toward the company that does not need to follow the rules.

The End of Capitalism -- So What's Next?

Prof. Klaus Schwab | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business
Prof. Klaus Schwab

Even though capitalism has not been laid to rest, it is fair to say that capital is losing its status as the most important factor of production in our economic system. Capital is being superseded by the ability to innovate -- and therefore by human talents.

The New Capitalists

Brian LaSorsa | Posted 06.09.2012 | College
Brian LaSorsa

I really don't blame them, these corporations. They're old men trying to make a living in a young economy. If our business models were as terrible as theirs, we'd fight in support of protectionist legislation, too.

The Frog and the Scorpion

Conn Hallinan | Posted 06.09.2012 | World
Conn Hallinan

Global capitalism -- including in China, despite its self-styled socialism with Chinese characteristics" -- is in its most severe crisis since the great crash of the 1930s. The question is, can any country make a system with serious built-in flaws function for all of its people?

The Third Industrial Revolution: How the Internet, Green Electricity, and 3-D Printing Are Ushering in a Sustainable Era of Distributed Capitalism

Jeremy Rifkin | Posted 05.28.2012 | Technology
Jeremy Rifkin

In the same way that the Internet radically reduced entry costs in generating and disseminating information, giving rise to new businesses like Google and Facebook, additive manufacturing has the potential to greatly reduce the cost of producing hard goods.

Rediscovering Government

Jeff Madrick | Posted 05.28.2012 | Business
Jeff Madrick

There is no economy without government; there is no America without government. If all this seems a little elementary, it serves a point. The language we use suggests at the outset an assumption that government should be limited.

A Disturbing Trend

Jared Moffat | Posted 05.27.2012 | College
Jared Moffat

Amid a struggling economy and a ballooning student debt crisis, parents and students are reevaluating the merits of a college education. There is no simple answer, because the return on investment depends on what you study.

Makers, Takers and $2-a-Dayers

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Michelle Chen

The right pushes a delusional narrative of a country divided between "makers and takers" -- productive go-getters versus welfare-hungry sloths. But it's all too clear who the real takers are: the ones who make it harder for everyone else to make a living.