ReImagining Capitalism for a New World

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Reimagining Capitalism for a Broken World

Harvard Business Review

June 24, 2020

More than half of the world’s population believe capitalism is doing more harm than good. But is it beyond repair, or can it be fixed from within? Harvard Business School professor Rebecca Henderson joins Azeem Azhar to share her vision of purpose-driven capitalism, where companies can make good profits by doing the right thing. 

Universal basic income in Colombia, a matter of time? - Colombia Reports

Colombia Reports

Colombia’s government is under increasing pressure from Congress and economists to stop serving private interests and implement a universal basic income to save the economy.The proposal seeks to strip the corporations of their tax discount to implement a basic income, which is supported by economists and think tanks who are becoming increasingly vocal.

Why has the pandemic increased support for Universal Basic Income? - British Politics and Policy at LSE

British Politics and Policy at LSE

People could represent the costs and benefits of UBI: they thought the simplicity of the policy to administer was a plus, as was its potential to reduce stress and anxiety by providing universal security.They thought the policy would be good for stopping people falling between the cracks, and would also be effective when people’s life situations were subject to rapid change, when presumably means-tested assistance schemes would struggle to keep up

Meet BlackRock, the New Great Vampire Squid

WEB OF DEBT BLOG

BlackRock is a global financial giant with customers in 100 countries and its tentacles in major asset classes all over the world; and it now manages the spigots to trillions of bailout dollars from the Federal Reserve.BlackRock’s strategic importance and political weight were evident when four BlackRock executives, led by former Swiss National Bank head Philipp Hildebrand, presented a proposal at the annual meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in August 2019 for an economic reset that was actually put into effect in March 2020.

The case for a Universal Basic Income: freeing artists from neo-liberalism - ArtsHub UK

ArtsHub UK

It’s this whole-of-society approach that makes the UBI a meaningful proposition for addressing the financial discrimination that characterises our arts sector because, unlike many income support schemes, it includes all of us, all citizens.It embodies the basic principles of the discourse around a Living Wage for Artists and challenges the arts sector’s refusal to undertake a redistribution of existing and future funds that acknowledges the work of artists through the prisms of quality, fairness, equity and reach.

Universal basic income would revolutionise mothers’ lives, whose unpaid work keeps society going - The Canary

The Canary

Yes, I do know fathers are immensely important too, many working equally hard and needing support, but it is women who carry and birth the children and do the bulk of the ‘work’ in most households – childcare, cooking, cleaning etc.We provide creative peer support groups for mostly new and isolated mums to highlight the importance of and address post-natal mental health needs.