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Who wants to be a billionaire? Not me. I'm lucky to be well off, and I believe in free enterprise. But I have come to the conclusion that capitalism has run amok.
As some of my readers might remember, there was a 1970’s TV show called The Walton’s.
Defensive, uncomfortable, agreeable (with conditions), but mostly supportive. That’s how I would describe the responses from my wealthy friends regarding an article I posted a few weeks ago.
Who wants to be a billionaire? I don’t. Now, had you asked me that question 20 years ago, I might have answered differently. A lot has changed in my life the past two decades. Likewise, a lot has changed in the world.
“Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!”
I just returned from a Board of Trustees meeting of the International Crisis Group (ICG) and it was a sobering experience, to say the least.
It’s time we all start actively engaging in our future, as complacency comes at a cost none of us can afford.
“History shows that when countries are busy trading with each other, there is little appetite for conflict..." Frank Giustra
It’s my view that securing peace is the prerequisite for addressing any other social need.