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Mindsets and Money: Breaking the Grip of Distorted Economics

Mindsets and Money: Breaking the Grip of Distorted Economics | It Comes Undone-Think About It | Scoop.it

"Some businesses are beginning to expand their focus beyond the surprisingly recent, single-minded obsession with maximizing shareholder value. Yet we haven’t solved the core problem, because the game is fundamentally defined by its rules. And markets, for all their agility and elegance, are massively distorted in several critical ways:..."


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Eli Levine's insight:

I've been saying this for a few years now.

 

Money HAS to be put in its place, relative to the biological, social and environmental needs of humanity, in both the short and the long term.  Otherwise, we're going to kill ourselves for what amounts to pieces of cloth rag or digital signatures that we don't honestly need and shouldn't really want, if produced by those methods which kill our society, our environment and, ultimately, ourselves through killing our society and environment.

 

This would all start in the private financial sector which makes the investments and the decisoins as to what gets funded and what doesn't.  Who cares if the return is less, especially if you're still able to make a return?  Why should society and the will of society as expressed through the law tolerate or accept the pathological behavior of a few individuals who have mistaken money for something that they need over their physical, social and environmental needs?

 

Think about it.

 

Because it is a pathological mindset/brain type that's at work here.  It shows in the person's behavior, actions, perspectives and attitudes about all things that relate to them.  They need help, more than anything.  And, I don't think they should have a choice about whether they receive help or not, considering how dangerous their actions are for themselves and the rest of us.

 

Think about it.

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Willy De Backer's curator insight, March 10, 2014 3:32 PM

Excellent ideas from Gil Friend on the radical business reforms needed to make our economies sustainable.

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Corporate sustainability: Unilever CEO Polman on ending the “three month rat-race”

Corporate sustainability: Unilever CEO Polman on ending the “three month rat-race” | It Comes Undone-Think About It | Scoop.it
Unilever's CEO talks to Reuters about moving away from a focus on short-term corporate results.

 

Unilever is one of the few multinationals seriously committed to the transition towards a sustainable one-planet economy.


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Eli Levine's insight:

It's funny how by focusing on what you should be focusing on, that you tend to be able to succeed. 

 

We still need to focus on reducing the attention towards profits and financial gain and shifting it to well being, health, survival and well being (at least, from a governing perspective).  However, this is a positive development in the business community and it should be fostered by investors and financiers.

 

The human world is going to have to take a much more mature and holistic view of itself, if it is going to be able to survive, let alone, be able to truly thrive.  That's just the way it's going to be.  And, I can't believe that there are so many conservatives and ideologues out there who will kill themselves off for the sake of not changing or the sake of their unworkable ideas and principles.

 

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Transforming the corporate sector - fear of the future holding leaders back

Transforming the corporate sector - fear of the future holding leaders back | It Comes Undone-Think About It | Scoop.it
Businesses will stick to the status quo whatever the disastrous consequences unless we build a credible sustainability vision

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Even if a new and functional vision of the world were to come up, would they listen?

 

Would they see?

 

We're a species that is perfectly capable of adaptation and self-produced evolution.

 

How is it that these folks aren't changing themselves for the sake of their own long term (and short term, btw) beneft?

 

Where is the failure to connect?

 

And, more importantly, how do we actually change them, before it's too late for all of us?

 

Think about it.

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Willy De Backer's curator insight, April 13, 2013 5:06 AM

Excellent article by Jo Cofino of the Guardian underlining the need for the sustainability movement to stop analysing and start doing.

Willy De Backer's curator insight, April 13, 2013 5:08 AM

"To create the pathway for fundamental change, it is therefore vital that we mainstream a credible vision of a prosperous future within planetary boundaries, but the sustainability movement has so far failed to do this." - so correct!

Antoine Moore's comment, April 16, 2013 8:47 AM
To me the most salient statement of this article was this: Standing back from the whole sustainability debate, the sense I have is that before we can come up with a credible future vision, we must firstly let go of our egoic need to be in control and be right. The paradox is that only by embracing uncertainty, will the way forward start to manifest." Business leaders have to become more comfortable with uncertainty and not knowing upfront the way forward which presumably might also suggest the possibility of not acting but rather sensing into the storyline unfolding in the field of one's experience.
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Rio+20: Jeffrey Sachs on how business destroyed democracy and virtuous life

Rio+20: Jeffrey Sachs on how business destroyed democracy and virtuous life | It Comes Undone-Think About It | Scoop.it
The world famous economist on corporate control, the search for happiness and why a multi-disciplinary approach is the only way to find solutions to sustainability challenges...

 

Excellent article from the Guardian's Sustainable Business blog.


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It will be taken back.

 

Society will either die or not stand for this stuff.  There is no room for a middle way between survival and death.

 

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