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Chapter 5: An Idler in the City > Going Back to the School of Social Leadership

Going Back to the School of Social Leadership

Certainly, the city of the future needs the engines of capitalism: cars, computers, better manufacturing, everything that Karl Marx recognized as “the means of production.” Social response capitalists are bringing these means to common ends, and our megacities are filled with the results.

So in the end, what makes a megacity an accurate mirror of what capitalism has become? The word social has been melded to the word capital by these reported developments in a way that would have seemed unthinkable a mere 50 years ago. And herein lie the secrets of outpacing the emotional response that defeats the needed changes. I believe that this very important historical development boils down to a new way of understanding value, both the value in one’s firm and the value of one’s role as an economic instrument shaping a responsible society.


  

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