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Be the Solution: How Entrepreneurs and Conscious Capitalists by Michael Strong

By Michael Strong

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Com). Goldman Sachs research cited by Paul Murphy, “The Relentless Rise of the Bourgeoise,” The Financial Times Blog, July 11, 2008 (http://ftalphaville. com/blog/2008/07/11/14423/the-relentless-rise-of-the-bourgeoisie/). 2 US U Can K ada Fran c K e Ger orea man Ru y ssia Italy Jap Tur an k Me ey xic Chino a B ra zil Phil Iran ippin e Ind one s sia In Vie dia tnam Egy Nig pt e Pak ria Ban istan glad esh 2007 US$ 50,000 45,000 40,000 35,000 30,000 25,000 20,000 15,000 10,000 5,000 0 US U Can K a Ger da man Fran y ce Italy Japa Kor n e Ru a s Tur sia k Me ey xico Bra zil Ira C n Ind hina one sia Phil Egypt ippin Nig es eria In Pak dia istan V Ban ietnam glad esh 2007 US$ Income per Capita in 2007 and 2050 Source: Used with permission from Goldman Sachs Global Economics Paper No.

And with the $100 laptop developed for the One Laptop per Child program and broadband costs collapsing around the world, millions of new people are getting plugged into the global economy and the universe of global knowledge faster than ever before. Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom document the “unstoppable power of leaderless organizations” in The Starfish and the Spider; as eBay becomes one of the largest economies on earth. Daniel Pink, in A Whole New Mind, makes a compelling case that the growth industries in the twenty-first-century economy in the developed world will be based around the production of goods and services into which meaning, beauty, empathy, and other soft values are integrated.

Economics in Peacemaking: Lessons from Northern Ireland,” The Portland Trust, 2003, p. 9. Context 29 economy reduces unemployment for all, thereby reducing the differential rates of unemployment, the perception of persecution is reduced and the rate of violence declines. While Conscious Capitalists should certainly make a proactive effort to hire so as to minimize such ethnic and religious disparities in employment, there is no substitute for a dynamic, fast-growing economy. Can the Irish success story be repeated around the world?

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