‘This is not a crisis of capitalism,’ says one Occupy Wall Street sign. ‘Capitalism is the Crisis’. The continuing global economic mess is causing many to question ‘the system’. From student protests in Europe to the Occupy movement globally, many are asking what are the fundamental problems with capitalism and how do we fix them.
Recently the capitalists themselves are energising the discussion. The Financial Times presented a multi-part series on the topic. The Economist – a sophisticated defender and reformer of capitalism –
has discussed capitalism’s strengths and weaknesses at length. Business schools around the world are also debating the topic. And dozens of books written by business leaders from ‘The Crisis of Capitalist Democracy’ to ‘The Road from Ruin’ discuss everything from how to save capitalism to whether it is even savable.