Saturday 25 February 2017

Capitalism is failing us - it's time to get more creative

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

A homeless man walking on Dublin’s Grafton Street
A homeless man walking on Dublin’s Grafton Street

The myth that policies and practices radically focused on capitalist free enterprise would raise the wealth of all, creating a trickle-down effect, seems to survive despite the evidence to the contrary.

Most serious economists show that there is a flood of wealth upwards. The beneficiaries of the fruits of raw capitalist thinking see poverty as a regrettable by-product of the way the world works.

We seem incapable of thinking more creatively, creating a world that works for everyone.

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