Kat Cole's vision for a kinder capitalism

The president and COO of Focus Brands says "caring for connected stakeholders — employees, customers, vendors" is where our economic system is going.
Kat Cole, president and COO of Focus Brands, supports stakeholders, not just shareholders.
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Ray Dalio says we need to reform capitalism to make it work for everyone

May 29, 2020
"Isn't our objective to work together peacefully and achieve greatness together in a broad way?" Dalio asks.
Dalio says the combination of debt, a large wealth gap and an economic downturn create instability that history has shown leads to extreme conflict.
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We should treat inequality as injustice, says Ford Foundation President Darren Walker

Dec 20, 2019
"We're getting a distorted capitalism that does not produce shared prosperity," says Walker.
"We're getting a sort of distorted capitalism that does not produce shared prosperity," said Walker.
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Why economist Joseph Stiglitz is advocating for "progressive capitalism"

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

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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The obligation of capitalism

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"

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'

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 first corporations — way back — had social purpose

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

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