~ January 21, 2021 ~
GRAND CHALLENGES
The Guardian: Rebecca Solnit, Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Robert Reich, Darren Walker, Bill McKibben, Alejandra Gomez, Catherine Coleman Flowers, Kim Cobb, Rachel Garcia

This week marks an opportunity for the US to change course. What concrete steps can it take to address its most intractable problems? (also see Martin Luther King Jr.'s Vision For Economic Justice)
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GRAND CHALLENGES
Poets&Quants: Jeff Schmitt

How would you advise the new administration on the issues now challenging business and society?
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INNOVATION
ProMarket: Tommaso Valletti

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FUTURE OF CAPITALISM
Forbes: Sarah Keohane Williamson

While short-termism "is clearly suboptimal," how should companies sort through competing approaches to stakeholder capitalism? (also see Do Billionaires Destroy Democracy and Capitalism? and This Is How the Super Rich Are Beating You to the Vaccine)
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Glad that's settled. What does this mean for individual companies, and for capitalism? (also see Boards Are Obstructing ESG -- at Their Own Peril)
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FUTURE OF CAPITALISM
DealBook: Andrew Ross Sorkin

"Mr. Dimon said that one of the few ways that the status quo, and the inequality it created, can be undone is if his peers start advocating for policies that may be against their own short-term business interests... How do you build the support for these types of approaches and policy? Also see:
How Business Can Act as a Force for Good
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