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Simon Mainwaring

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Four Reasons We Must Re-engineer Free Market Capitalism

Capitalism is broken. Here are a few good ideas on how to fix it, and solve a few other problems in the process.


We stand today at a crossroads for free market capitalism. We are witnessing the attrition of the American middle class against the backdrop of a marked disparity in wealth. These are warning signs that capitalism is failing to deliver what its early architects had hoped for: a prosperous society for all.

Many voices are proclaiming that capitalism must change. Respected economists, thought leaders, and social visionaries are saying that capitalism has become a deeply flawed system. The financial crash of 2008 and the resulting deep recession exposed a corporate system determined to fight against government regulations, ignoring public opinion, and overlooking the greater good of society. If we allow capitalism to continue down this path, we will find ourselves living in an increasingly imbalanced, dysfunctional and unsustainable world.

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