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Even The Wall Street Journal Is Asking Questions About How Ownership Should Work in a Democracy

A blog post by Gar Alperovitz published by Yes! Magazine:

Just three years ago, I worked with the staff at the Democracy Collaborative to write this article, which made a very basic point about the way systemic solutions to economic inequality were treated by the business paper of record, The Wall Street Journal.

 

But three years later, as the crisis of inequality continues to deepen—and after Piketty and Corbyn and Sanders and Pope Francis—the WSJ seems to have changed its tune.  The system question—that is, the question of how the ownership of capital should be structured in society that purports to be a democracy—is clearly on the table in a remarkable long essay published this past Saturday, written by the authorized biographer of Margaret Thatcher.

Read the full article here.

Publication date: 2015-10-01
Parent publication: Yes! Magazine
Publication URL: http://www.yesmagazine.org/commonomics/even-the-wall-street-journal-is-asking-questions-about-how-ownership-should-work-in-a-democracy-20151002

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