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Emerging Capitalism

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Julia Kirby, editor-at-large at Harvard Business Review, and Christopher Meyer, founder of Monitor Talent, a unit of Monitor Group, are co-authors of Standing on the Sun: How the Explosion of Capitalism Abroad Will Change Business Everywhere. They discuss the ways emerging markets like India, China and Brazil are making the rules for global business.

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Julia Kirby and Christopher Meyer
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Comments [3]

mjimenez from manhattan

Corporate charters issued by the states used to require objectives other than returns for the stockholders. These requirements were whittled away in the Legislatures and the Courts during the mid 19th century, culminating in the infamous Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad Company case in 1886. That's the Supreme Court case that is thought to have granted personhood to corporations, although it wasn't in the actual ruling but in a summary by the Court's reporter. See "Unequal Protections" by Thom Hartmann.

Feb. 22 2012 11:59 AM
Elizabeth from Cold Spring, NY

Do the authors believe an end of capitalism is coming/possible? Can it be replaced by a new system - one that values empathy - or no system at all? I'd personally welcome a new game.

Feb. 22 2012 11:44 AM

How do you "temper" capitalism?

The modern form of unsustainable boom and bust clearly doesn't work. If the system is not dependent on the consumer spending 120% of it's income on products that are expected to be cheaper and cheaper, what does it look like??

What does sustainable capitalism look like??

Feb. 22 2012 11:34 AM

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