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On the "Future of Finance" blog, we grapple with the critical challenges we face as we seek to transform our economy and our financial system in ways that bring into being a more just society and a truly sustainable way of living on this earth. Such topics include but are not limited to financial reform, the stranded asset issue, the wealth gap, divestment/reinvestment, and of course, Regenerative Capitalism. To follow the "Future of Finance," please visit Capitalinstitute.org/Blog or sign up to receive our regular e-bulletin.

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The Character of Our Technology
“We can’t influence the direction of technology, but we can influence its character,” says Kevin Kelly, founder of WIRED, in a recent interview with Krista Tippett.  A quarter-century ago, financial derivatives technology, enabled by the emergent technology...
Feb 6, 2018 8:00 AM ET
Tax Reform: A Real Cohn Job
By John Fullerton, founder and president of Capital Institute It seems that Gary Cohn, a trader and former heir apparent at Goldman Sachs—a life-long Democrat, let’s recall—and Trump’s current chief economic advisor, is heading for an early exit.  After...
Dec 19, 2017 11:30 PM ET
Fix (Don't Flush) the Estate Tax
“The external glitter of wealth conceals a corrupt political core that reflects the growing gap between the very few rich and the very many poor.” – Mark Twain, The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (1873)
Nov 3, 2017 11:30 AM ET
Dear Cities: Resist Amazon's HQ2
There is something untoward about the feeding frenzy we are witnessing as cities across the country vie to be the site of Amazon’s second headquarters (“HQ2”). Amazon, after all, is the poster child for driving, first, independent booksellers and then retailers out of business, hollowing out communities across America. It is considered a meat grinder for white-collar workers who churn through...
Oct 5, 2017 10:00 AM ET
From Paris to Drawdown: Get Serious About Climate
Yes, it was a shameful poke in the world’s eye by the dangerously narcissistic, temporary occupant of the White House. Like other unconscionable and unfathomable acts of the early 21st century—a period of historic great change already—Trump’s pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement has sent me searching for the deeper meaning of it all, while the pundits flail away.   The...
Jun 9, 2017 12:00 PM ET