Tuesday, June 24, 2014
A look at the transformation of Delhi through its people—from drug dealers to metal traders to psychoanalysts to billionaires—and what they reveal about how capitalism is changing the city.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Thomas Piketty explains the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital. In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from 20 countries, ranging as far back as the 18th century, to uncover key economic and social patterns. He makes the case that the main driver of inequality—the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth—threatens to generate extreme inequalities that foment social and political turmoil and undermine democratic values.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The emerging “Internet of Things” is moving us into an era of nearly free goods and services, bringing with it the rise of a global Collaborative Commons, which is changing capitalism as we know it.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Founded in 1926, McKinsey consultants have brought change to the nation’s best organizations, remapped the power structure within the White House, and even revolutionized business schools. Financial journalist Duff McDonald shows how McKinsey hasinfluenced the course of American capitalism. In The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business he looks at how McKinsey helped invent most of the tools of modern management, it's successes, and its failures.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, talks to Brian Lehrer about his book Conscious Capitalism and clarifies his comment that Obama health reform is "fascism."
Monday, December 31, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
E.J. Dionne, Washington Post columnist, senior fellow at the Brookings Institute and professor at Georgetown University, talks partisan politics, the conversation over Bain Capital, and his new book, Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent.
EVENT: E.J. Dionne will discuss the book at the Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) on Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Michael Sandel explains how, in recent decades, market values have taken over almost every aspect of life—medicine, education, government, law, art, sports, even family life and personal relations. He argues that our market economy has changed our society. His book What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, he examines how this shift happened and looks at the proper role of markets in a democratic society.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Robert Guest, global business editor of The Economist and author of the new book Borderless Economics: Chinese Sea Turtles, Indian Fridges and the New Fruits of Global Capitalism, explains how fostering a global community can fight against poverty, oppression and economic instability.
Friday, October 21, 2011
The American press has begun playing closer attention to Occupy Wall Street. But what does the foreign press make of it? Brooke spoke with TheAtlantic.com contributor Heather Horn about foreign press coverage of Occupy Wall Street. Horn says the foreign press was quick to take the protests seriously and quick to connect them with protests around the world.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Many of the protesters currently occupying American cities and engaging in actions around the world are angry at what they say are the worst offenders — companies and people taking unfair financial advantage in a capitalist system. Some argue that capitalism is broken, but is that true, or is it just that some are "gaming" the system? Dean of the Rotman School of Management at Toronto University Roger Martin thinks it may be the latter.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
First Principles is a series of three debates on the moral underpinnings of today's politics co-sponsored by Demos, The Ayn Rand Institute and It's A Free Country. Part one explored the role of government, and part two discussed freedom; part 3 will feature Washington Post political columnist Ezra Klein (here represented by Demos' David Callahan) and BB&TChairman John Allison, who will debate, Capitalism, is it moral?
Monday, December 06, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010