B the change you want to see - By Marc Gunther

Marc is a contributing editor at FORTUNE magazine, a senior writer at Greenbiz.com and a lead blogger at The Energy Collective.
May 6, 2011 9:42 AM ET

B the change you want to see

Is shareholder capitalism broken?

Few would argue that it’s working well. Business as usual has us on a path to climate catastrophe. The housing/banking industry collapse threw the world into recession. We’ve seen Fukushima, the BP oil spill, the Massey coal mine deaths. Growing income inequality has become a persistent worry.

The conventional response to all that – indeed, the one that I share – is that smarter (though not more) regulation is needed. But a growing number of business people say the problems go deeper. 

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