Value(s): The must-read book on how to fix our politics, economics and values

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Value(s): The must-read book on how to fix our politics, economics and values

Value(s): The must-read book on how to fix our politics, economics and values

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Why is it that often the things we value the most - from frontline nurses to the natural environment to keeping children well fed and educated - seem of little importance to economic markets?

Carney loves citing the wisdom of others, and many of the numerous quotes throughout the book are worth highlighting. He discusses all three and notes that while there are emerging standards, the core challenge of value investing is to place value on things which are hard to value. These questions, which vexed Carney during his time as the governor of the Bank of England, are those that he sets out to explore in this stimulating book. At one point he just goes on for like a whole chapter about leadership and it's just boring as stuff you'd get from some bland Government training course. He also makes the point that taking social factors into account does not violate fiduciary duties and that the general management trend is toward responsible investment.Coercion might be necessary in the extreme, but it is not the primary means of achieving government ends. The flip side of this is that there will be companies and countries that transition to a zero carbon economy more quickly. Finally, in ‘Post-Truth (MIT Press, 2018) Lee Macintyre details the tactics used by various individuals and groups to replace truth with alternative facts and how this has undercut public trust in institutions and professions.

the history of money shows that sound money is a social convention that endures because of the backing of public institutions that act consistently with society's values. He knows you need an active state as well – but his recommendations on that score are less than full-blooded.

However, assuming that this industrial revolution is similar in some respects to the previous three eventually the 4IR will boost productivity and wages. but the societal consensus appears to be that we need immediate action to protect future generations if not ourselves. Instead, they are about bureaucratic process and ESG, the new rating system for companies to rate themselves on environmental, social and governance issues like diversity. But his own wisdom seems to be limited to breaking down every topic to its smallest units, then measuring, recording and reporting them up the chain, so that they might provide value to those who might actually have a plan of action. This book, written for the United Nations COP 26 summit on climate change, looks at the financial crisis of 2008, the Covid 19 pandemic, and the climate crisis: how they came about, what weaknesses of governance and finance they revealed, and how we can fix the problems that ail us.

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This discourse sets up chapter six, to make the argument that our tendency to confuse market value with social values is breaking down the social contract between governments and the governed. No mention, for example, of Karl Polanyi’s still unsurpassed account in The Great Transformation of how 19th-century society was so undermined by excessive marketisation that fascism and communism resulted. He presents a 10 point plan for governments to manage the transition which includes having clear goals to move from the old to the new economy; setting clear rules on spending and borrowing; tapering the emergency; maximizing government investments to support both short and long-term economic activities which support the new economy; concentrating new budget measures on green activities that are job heavy; using regulatory policy to establish future directions for the new economy; providing financial sector policies to drive the transition to net zero; providing a disciplined approach to developing resiliency in the economy; tracking the sustainability of current spending; and developing new institutions for how we will work tomorrow. We are experiencing delays with deliveries to many countries, but in most cases local services have now resumed.My thought was that all twelve make sense, but how they are implemented and enforced across countries make all the difference in their effectiveness.

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