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Are the BRICS still relevant?

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Why economist Joseph Stiglitz is advocating for "progressive capitalism"

by Sasa Woodruff and David Brancaccio May 30, 2019
Stiglitz discusses the themes and recommendations contained in his latest book: People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent.
Nobel prize-winning US economist Joseph Stiglitz listens during the opening session of the 6th edition of the "Entretiens du Tresor" seminar at the Economy Ministry in Paris on January 31, 2017.
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Where Elizabeth Warren stands on economic issues

by Janet Nguyen Dec 31, 2018
"America's middle class is under attack," the Massachusetts senator says in Monday's presidential announcement.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) addresses the media outside of her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after announcing she formed an exploratory committee for a 2020 presidential run on Monday.
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Corner Office

The obligation of capitalism

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar May 16, 2018
The co-founder of Home Depot says he's worried about the effect of Bernie Sanders on today's young people in his new book, "I Love Capitalism!"
Kenneth Langone, co-founder of The Home Depot.
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Muhammad Yunus: Wealth concentration "is a ticking time bomb"

by David Brancaccio Sep 26, 2017
"Human beings are not born to work for somebody else. Human beings are basically entrepreneurs," economist Muhammad Yunus told us.
A person holds a 99 Percent button at the Occupy Wall Street protest September 17, 2012 on the one year anniversary of the movement in New York.
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Senator Mark Warner says it's time for 'capitalism 2.0'

by Kai Ryssdal Jun 17, 2016
He says way work is structured today isn't working for most Americans.
He believes the way workers are classified and the nature of the relationships between employers and employees needs to change.
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The Price of Profits

The first corporations — way back — had social purpose

by Scott Tong Jun 14, 2016
The idea that they are solely businesses developed as late as the 1800s.
Circa 1680, a look at the trading post established by the British East India Company at Surat.
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Al Gore wants to save the planet ... and capitalism

by Kai Ryssdal and Robert Garrova Oct 13, 2015
Gore believes he’s found a way to make a lot of green — by going green.

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Robert Reich is trying to save capitalism

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Jailed for capitalism on the Street of Eternal Happiness

by Rob Schmitz May 30, 2013
A box of letters traced back to the Street of Eternal Happiness reveals one family's struggle after the Mao revolution. The husband was jailed for practicing capitalism. His wife was left behind to take care of their seven children.