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Category Archives: Capitalism

Roundup: from decidedly dopy to dubiously decisive

Excellent stories have been stacking up, with no logical place or time to link to them. So, we’re going to do a roundup today as a venue for offering these truly worthwhile resources. . .

Castigating capitalism

There appears to be a lot of excoriating of liberal free-market capitalism going on lately. And not just on a macro-level. The presumption that the supposedly inherent evils of this philosophy have been exposed by the current financial crisis is being reflected at various levels and in sundry spheres of society – and even in our workplaces. . .

Memorializing mendacity

We are approaching what is becoming acknowledged as the anniversary of the “beginning” of the current financial crisis that began in the US – according to the conventional wisdom, with the fall of Lehman Brothers on 15 September 2008 – and which has since swept around the world. And what a year this event has ushered in, and what changes it has wrought . . .

The advantages of extinction

In nature, there are a variety of ways that organisms can disappear. There are those associated with predation and competition, of course. But there are two others that are integrally related to the processes of natural selection and evolution. The more interesting of the two from the perspective of organizational design is called . . .

Book Review: Bootstrapping – Weapon of Mass Reconstruction

The word “entrepreneur” is one of those that sends pulses racing and sets hearts a-fluttering among management gurus and organizational “leaders” around the world. It sparks images of boldness and creativity, daring endeavors and world-changing innovation. And so this term, which specifically refers to those who venture to launch new businesses, has become an adjective describing yet a new superlative quality of the ever-celebrated hero-leader. But “Bootstrapping,” by Sramana Mitra . . .