In the face of unprecedented global change, Alec Ross proposes a new social contract to restore the balance of power between government, citizens, and business.
For 150 years, there has been a contract. Companies hold the power to shape our daily lives. The state holds the power to make them fall in line. And the people hold the power to choose their leaders. But now, this balance has shaken loose.
As the market consolidates, the lines between big business and the halls of Congress have become razor-thin. Private companies have become as powerful as countries. Through interviews with the world’s most influential thinkers and stories of corporate activism and malfeasance, government failure and renewal, and innovative economic and political models, Ross proposes a new social contract―one that resets the equilibrium between corporations, the governing, and the governed.
Bio: Alec Ross is one of the world’s leading experts on innovation. Author of New York Times bestselling The Industries of the Future, he is currently a distinguished visiting professor at the University of Bologna Business School and a board partner at Amplo, a global venture capital firm. He began his career as a 6th-grade teacher in Baltimore.
In this episode of Trend Following Radio:
- The Wire
- Crime in Baltimore
- Gun Violence
- Big Tech Companies
- Facebook Algorithm
- War in Afghanistan
- Face Masks
- COVID-19 Vaccines