We need systemic change to deal with the social environment challenges which now face us. This is the key message from the Breakthrough Capitalism Forum. Forum in this context meaning an invitation driven conference or panel discussion.
It would resonate with P-CED founder Terry Hallman if he were still alive today. In 1996 he recognised these challenges in a seminal paper proposing an alternative to traditional capitalism. It drew attention to more than a billion suffering hunger and the creation of money as debt, which increasingly allowed wealth to accumulate in the hands of a minority while those in greatest need found their lives at risk. It warned that failing to tackle poverty would lead to uprisings by those who were left with no other way to resp0nd. It argued that “dismissing other people and consciously leaving them to die, was probably not the way to go”
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