Théorie #04

Comment nous mangeons décide de la justice
Nos foyers mesurent la perversion de la science
Notre amour contrôle le sens des mots
Et l’art est l’examen attentif du visage humain

merci ♥ Edward Bond

Théorie #03

Théorie #02

Capitalism centers on the free market. It is claimed that the freer the market,
the better is the result of capitalism in solving the questions of what, how,
and for whom.
It is also claimed that the individual search for personal gains
brings collective optimal result.
I am in favor of strengthening the freedom of the market. At the same time,
I am very unhappy about the conceptual restrictions imposed on the players in the market.
This originates from the assumption that entrepreneurs are one-dimensional human beings,
who are dedicated to one mission in their business lives – to maximize profit.
This interpretation of capitalism insulates the entrepreneurs
from all political, emotional, social, spiritual, environmental dimensions of their lives.
This was done perhaps as a reasonable simplification,
but it stripped away the very essentials of human life.
Human beings are a wonderful creation embodied
with limitless human qualities and capabilities.
Our theoretical constructs should make room for the blossoming of those qualities,
not assume them away.
Many of the world’s problems exist because of this restriction on the players of free-market.
The world has not resolved the problem of crushing poverty that half of its population
suffers. Healthcare remains out of the reach of the majority of the world population.
The country with the richest and freest market fails to provide healthcare
for one-fifth of its population.
We have remained so impressed by the success of the free-market
that we never dared to express any doubt about our basic assumption.
To make it worse, we worked extra hard to transform ourselves,
as closely as possible, into the one-dimensional human beings
as conceptualized in the theory, to allow smooth functioning of free market mechanism.
By defining “entrepreneur” in a broader way we can change the character of capitalism
radically, and solve many of the unresolved social and economic problems
within the scope of the free market.
Let us suppose an entrepreneur, instead of having a single source of motivation
(such as, maximizing profit),
now has two sources of motivation, which are mutually exclusive,
but equally compelling
a) maximization of profit and
b) doing good to people and the world.

merci ♥ Muhammad Yunus – Nobel Peace Prize 2006 – Nobel Lecture

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