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UK 'has particularly extreme form of capitalism'

November 28, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The UK has one of the most extreme forms of capitalism in the world and we urgently need to rethink the role of business in society. That's according to Prof Colin Mayer, author of a new report on the future of the corporation for the British Academy.

 

Prof Mayer says that global crises such as the environment and growing inequality are forcing a reassessment of what business is for. 

 

"The corporation has failed to deliver benefit beyond shareholders, to its stakeholders and its wider community," he said.

 

"At the moment, how we conceptualise business is, it's there to make money. But instead, we should think about it as an incredibly powerful tool for solving our problems in the world."

 

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