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Obama, Romney and the Future of Capitalism

Brian Whetten | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Brian Whetten

To thrive in the 21st century, we need to lead the world in innovation -- not just with our companies, but with our system itself. We need to create the capitalism of tomorrow.

Economic Success Isn't a Zero-Sum Game, Just Ask Canada

Nicholas Carroll | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Nicholas Carroll

If capitalism builds wealth, why are Canadians wealthier than we are?

Private-Equity Executive: Romney's Candidacy 'Lacks All Credibility'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.25.2012 | Business

Just because Mitt Romney ran a private equity firm doesn't mean he's qualified to be president. That's what guys like Vice President Joe Biden and Los...

Yes, Obama Is at War Over Capitalism

Stephen Herrington | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Obama is at war over what kind of capitalism is productive and not destructive in order to save it, just as FDR was.

10 Nations Rapidly Losing Faith In Capitalism

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.16.2012 | Business

Are the workers of the world uniting? Not exactly, but a lot of them sure are mad. A significant number of people around the world have lost faith...

Bigfoot, Unicorn and Job Creators

Miller Hudson | Posted 09.11.2012 | Denver
Miller Hudson

With a political system that operates as a public auction, should we really be surprised, whoever wins, when the highest bidders get precisely the kind of government they want?

Six Principles for Business Ethics

John Paul Rollert | Posted 09.10.2012 | Business
John Paul Rollert

By reevaluating our principles, we make them more relevant to the challenges we face. Our principles must live through us if business ethics is to be a way of life.

Just Capital: What the 99 Percent Really Need -- Part 1

Deepak Chopra | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

In prosperous times a rich society pays a much lower price for doing business without a conscience. That time has passed, however. For America to regain its footing, three aspects of social justice must be addressed.

The One Percent And Mimetic Desire

Eric Simpson | Posted 09.01.2012 | Religion
Eric Simpson

We see other people fulfill or seek to fulfill their desires, and a kind of craving is born for the same object the other wants. This is why television advertising works. Desire is born from a concrete witness.

Must We Really Like "Like"? (A Repeat Request)

John Brown | Posted 07.01.2012 | Media
John Brown

"Like" is a verbal virus that, especially in the case of American female vocal cords, so often sounds like nails on a blackboard -- an acoustic atrocity that I simply do not wish to overhear, as a citizen-taxpayer of the male gender and grateful member of our Republic.

The Slavoj Zizek Show in Korea

John R. Eperjesi | Posted 08.29.2012 | Home
John R. Eperjesi

I was caught off guard by Zizek's lecture. This supposed Lacanian madman spent the better part of two hours talking about a rather old-fashioned though still important New Left category: ideology.

Matt Sledge

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.