Saving Capitalism From Itself (w/ Rebecca Henderson)

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Stark inequality. A planet on the brink of destruction. Communities decimated. For many in 2021, capitalism is not looking so hot. But Professor Rebecca Henderson thinks all is not lost. In her book, Reimagining Capitalism In A World On Fire, Rebecca makes the case that capitalism can indeed address the challenges we face — and that companies are already making the switch to a new, more conscientious way of working.

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On the agenda:

  • -What capitalism hath wrought and not [2:32]

  • -A degree of inequality is a feature, not a bug [11:02]

  • -Inclusive capitalism, with guardrails [23:20]

  • -There's money to be made in transforming the system [33:20]

  • -The instability of self-regulation, the appeal of regulation [47:22]

  • -Turning off social media and turning on corporations [51:27]

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