There has been plenty of relevant new material for philanthrocapitalists to read in 2012. Here, in no particular order, are our top philanthrocapitalism books of the year: 1. Abundance: the Future is Better Than You Think, by Peter Diamandis. The founder of the X Prize has written a much needed dose of optimism at a […]
Tag: Chrystia Freeland
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Time has come for closing arguments in our debate with Felix Salmon. In his final shot he offered up the typically provocative (and false) assertion that ‘Philanthrocapitalism coddles CEOs’. This came as a bit of a surprise, since we have written extensively about the failings of corporate bosses to grasp the scale of the challenge […]
“Bah! Humbug!” in the Wall Street Journal
Two recent articles in the Wall Street Journal have taken shots at elements of philanthrocapitalism – the idea, endorsed by many of the most successful capitalists, that capitalism needs to make a more deliberate effort to improve society. Like Dickens’ Mr Scrooge, the writers’ response to the suggestion that firms and business leaders could do […]
Is CSR Evil?
Is corporate social responsibility to blame for the oil spill in the Gulf or for the meltdown of the global financial system in late 2008? This accusation has been made by our friend Chrystia Freeland in the Washington Post. While it is easy to understand the contrarian appeal of this claim – how ironic that […]