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Redefining Community - And Holding it Accountable - David Rothkopf (Author)
Date: 4/16/2008
Length: 2 minutes
Speaker(s): David Rothkopf
Sources: Stanford Technology Ventures Program
Description: If we don't recognize that the unequal distribution of wealth is unsustainable, then, perhaps, says author David Rothkopf, more sinister political tensions and divisions will ensue. He advocates that the planet needs to reflect
upon why we have one set of rules for our geographic community, and a different set of rules for institutions, among them the for-profit sector. Only when we hold the powerful players in economics responsible for contributing to the welfare of
our community as we would a neighbor, says Rothkopf, will the interests of the globe at large become balanced.

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European Advances in Green Energy - David Rothkopf (Author)
David Rothkopf
4/16/2008
Summary: If the people who set the prices are the same people who set the production levels, then it's not really a market, and true supply and demand are a farce. David Rothkopf, author of Superclass: The Global Power Elite and
the World They are Making
, says that Europe is leading the planet in green energy technology thanks to government subsidies, including biofuels and wind energy. Rothkopf is optimistic that the US will eventually adopt these policies
toward energy, though our current system is corrupted by nearsighted, pure financial interest. Watch More
Redefining Community - And Holding it Accountable - David Rothkopf (Author)
David Rothkopf
4/16/2008
Summary: If we don't recognize that the unequal distribution of wealth is unsustainable, then, perhaps, says author David Rothkopf, more sinister political tensions and divisions will ensue. He advocates that the planet needs to reflect
upon why we have one set of rules for our geographic community, and a different set of rules for institutions, among them the for-profit sector. Only when we hold the powerful players in economics responsible for contributing to the welfare of
our community as we would a neighbor, says Rothkopf, will the interests of the globe at large become balanced. Watch More
The 80/20 Rule - David Rothkopf (Author)
David Rothkopf
4/16/2008
Summary: Just twenty percent of the members in any group or social system own eighty percent of the assets, indicative that scale indicates a growing concentration of power. The top 2,000 companies employ and influences a million people in
the modern world, says author David Rothkopf. With cross-ownership and networking in all circles - business, military, religion, and the Internet among them - a few succeed, but the majority of participants within any given system are
marginal. Watch More
The Powerful Alignment of Interests - David Rothkopf (Author)
David Rothkopf
4/16/2008
Summary: Sheer brainpower, strength in numbers, and good old fashioned networking is how the nature of world influence is established. Skewed and disproportionate, modern power structures that regulate global problems happen only when the
elite meet, says author David Rothkopf. And decisions made based on these meetings often do not adequately represent the people or the interests that they are meant to serve. Watch More
The Rise of the Superclass - David Rothkopf (Author)
David Rothkopf
4/16/2008
Summary: We can't legislate against historical trends in the global age, but we can look more closely at the well-networked superclass - those who have broad influence across international borders on a regular basis. The Superclass has
money, power, and influence - but it's woefully short on ethics in the global interest. Author David Rothkopf describes this influential core of the global power structure and stresses that economic prosperity can't be the only metric of a
civilization's success. Watch More

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