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Unformatted text preview: GBS 2 K 9 File Name Relentless Pursuit. JZ Index "ma però che già mai di questo fondo non tornò vivo alcun...sanza tema d'infamia ti rispondo." GBS 2 K 9 File Name Relentless Pursuit. JZ Cap is inevitable Capitalism is inevitable because its always the best alternative Zakaria , serves on the board of Yale University, The Council on Foreign Relations, The Trilateral Commission, and Shakespeare and Company.; received a B.A. from Yale and a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard; editor of Newsweek International, 2009 Fareed, “The Capitalist Manifesto: Greed Is Good”, Jun 13, 2009, http://www.newsweek.com/id/201935/output/print) A specter is haunting the world— the return of capitalism . Over the past six months, politicians, businessmen and pundits have been convinced that we are in the midst of a crisis of capitalism that will require a massive transformation and years of pain to fix. Nothing will ever be the same again. "Another ideological god has failed," the dean of financial commentators, Martin Wolf, wrote in the Financial Times. Companies will "fundamentally reset" the way they work, said the CEO of General Electric, Jeffrey Immelt. "Capitalism will be different," said Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. No economic system ever remains unchanged , of course, and certainly not after a deep financial collapse and a broad global recession. But over the past few months, even though we've had an imperfect stimulus package, nationalized no banks and undergone no grand reinvention of capitalism, the sense of panic seems to be easing . Perhaps this is a mirage—or perhaps the measures taken by states around the world, chiefly the U.S. government, have restored normalcy. Every expert has a critique of specific policies, but over time we might see that faced with the decision to underreact or overreact, most governments chose the latter. That choice might produce new problems in due course—a topic for another essay —but it appears to have averted a systemic breakdown. There is still a long road ahead. There will be many more bankruptcies. Banks will have to slowly earn their way out of their problems or die. Consumers will save more before they start spending again. Mountains of debt will have to be reduced . American capitalism is being rebalanced, reregulated and thus restored . In doing so it will have to face up to long-neglected problems, if this is to lead to a true recovery, not just a brief reprieve. Many experts are convinced that the situation cannot improve yet because their own sweeping solutions to the problem have not been implemented. Most of us want to see more punishment inflicted, convinced that the situation cannot improve yet because their own sweeping solutions to the problem have not been implemented....
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This note was uploaded on 12/20/2010 for the course K 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at UMass Lowell.
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