Comments on: The new global elites http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/01/04/the-new-global-elites/ Sun, 28 Jul 2013 14:34:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: stanf http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/01/04/the-new-global-elites/#comment-843 Wed, 12 Jan 2011 04:43:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=710#comment-843 Chrystia,
The Allen Media Conference at Sun Valley was founded and is still run by Allen & Co’s Herb Allen, Jr. and not Paul Allen of Microsoft fame as you stated in your “Global Elite” piece.
stanf

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By: stephenomist http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/01/04/the-new-global-elites/#comment-819 Thu, 06 Jan 2011 22:29:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=710#comment-819 Chrystia,
Brilliant piece. Thanks. I’m as concerned about the ecological implications as the social. Sustainable supplies of clean water, air and safe, healthy foods aren’t assured for the super-rich regardless of their mobility. I invite you to consider Garret Hardin’s Tragedy of the Commons & an academic concept, The Coase Theorem. The super-rich must devote their smarts and sweat to reconcile these paradoxical concepts.

My State U. Econ. degree gave me a false sense that I was entitled to the three car-4 bedroom house that I’ve leveraged up to my neck. Even as I accept full responsibility for my station, I resent that interest I pay helps line the pockets of financiers. Were some demagogue to propose a middle & lower class debt-forgiveness ‘Jubilee’ as a radical economic policy intiative, even a moderately educated psuedo-economist like me could be tempted to support it if the disparity you wrote of continues to grow. Our economic system’s collapse could pressure nature even more. I appreciate your work and hope it results in more enlightened self-interest from global elites.

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By: stephenomist http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/01/04/the-new-global-elites/#comment-818 Thu, 06 Jan 2011 20:33:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=710#comment-818 Chrystia,
Brilliant piece. Thanks. I’m as concerned about the ecological implications as the social. Sustainable supplies of clean water, air and safe, healthy foods aren’t assured for the super-rich regardless of their mobility. I invite you to consider Garret Hardin’s Tragedy of the Commons & an academic concept, The Coase Theorem. The super-rich must devote their smarts and sweat to reconcile these paradoxical concepts.

My State U. Econ. degree gave me a false sense that I was entitled to the three car-4 bedroom house that I’ve leveraged up to my neck. Even as I accept full responsibility for my station, I resent that interest I pay helps line the pockets of financiers. Were some demagogue to propose a middle & lower class debt-forgiveness ‘Jubilee’ as a radical economic policy intiative, even a moderately educated psuedo-economist like me could be tempted to support it if the disparity you wrote of continues to grow. Our economic system’s collapse could pressure nature even more. I appreciate your work and hope it results in more enlightened self-interest from global elites.

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By: x.wolfman http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/01/04/the-new-global-elites/#comment-816 Wed, 05 Jan 2011 10:54:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=710#comment-816 There will also be an explosion of wealth very soon. Technology has enabled man to be the jack + master of all trades. Anyone who is a Jack of all trades, can also be a master of all. This was a challenge to us before technology creeped in. With this happening, riches multiplied and any new upcoming businessman has atleast 1 new line of business in the 1st 3-4 years. It keeps growing. Population explosion, social demands etc have ensured that any business will not fail out of labour shortage. Labourers / non-businessmen have also become dynamic. They are street-smart and get things done in the best way. The entire ecosystem of businesses has become intelligent. We’re already living in the future. Now is future!

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By: nicfulton http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/01/04/the-new-global-elites/#comment-814 Wed, 05 Jan 2011 09:27:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=710#comment-814 Elite = rich? I thought elite included aspects other than wealth, like refinement, intelligence, sophistication. What’s there to be happy about here? They’ll die rich too, but won’t die refined, intelligent or sophisticated. Why are we talking about the stupids?

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