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Should Love or Incentives Drive Capitalism?

Every episode of the online dialogues between visionary economists, organized as part of the Consultation, starts off with a personal reflection by one of the members of the Consultation’s Think Tank of Young Economists. This is the reflection of Eefje de Gelder at the start of the dialogue ‘Can a Different Market Economy Work in Practice?‘ (16 November).

Participate & Contribute; The Future of Capitalism Concerns Us All

“Major signs of a new era! At the same time, the question remains how strong this wave of financial and economic innovation is. And where can a different kind of economy really take shape? In the US, the strong but wing-limp country beyond the ocean for many years? In China, where individual freedom is the key to every budget? This is where Europe comes into play, next to the US the largest economy in the world.”

Not Purpose, But Context and Communities First

Why is big business devoid of ‘purpose’? I would say it is because they tend to be disconnected from meaningful contexts; they are places of nowhere; they are system-oriented instead of relations-oriented; they are disembedded. Injecting abstract principles of purpose will not suddenly turn this around. If we want business to contribute to a better society and the greater good, I would like to suggest two lines of action.

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