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Author: Michael KINSLEY
Number Of Pages: 315
Published: 1 January 2009
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0 x 2.5
Bill Gates is not only the world's most successful capitalist; he's the world's biggest philanthropist. Gates has approached philanthropy the same way he revolutionised computer software: with a fierce ambition to change the rules of the game. That's why at last year's annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Gates advocated a 'creative capitalism', in which big corporations should integrate doing good into their way of doing business.
This controversial new idea is discussed and debated by the more than 40 contributors to this book, among them three Nobel laureates and two former U.S. cabinet secretaries. Edited by author and columnist Michael Kinsley, Creative Capitalism brings together some of the world's best minds to engage Gates's challenge. From Warren Buffet, who seconds Gates's analysis, to Lawrence Summers, who worries about the consequences of multiple corporate objectives, the essays cover a broad spectrum of opinion. Judge Richard Posner dismisses Gate's proposal as trumped-up charity that will sap the strengths of the profit-maximising corporation, while journalist Martin Wolf maintains that the profit-maximisation is far from universally accepted, and rightly so. C...
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