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America First! Donald Trump decided to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement. Europa First! We want Europe to be the first to prove “grandeur nature,” to show that not only is safeguarding the climate not an obstacle to social well-being, but that the struggle against climate deregulation is a powerful means to fight against unemployment and insecurity.
Jacques de Larosière is a prominent actor of the world financial scene. He is currently an advisor to the President of BNP Paribas.
Contemporary finance is driven by a quest for a high rate of profitability. According to Jean-Paul Betbèze, this quest is ruled by ten commandments, ranging from "Thou shalt always seek a 15% return on Equity" to "Thou shalt not allow the whole system to explode". He examines how this has upset the old form of capitalism, and in his lively, clear style, the author recounts the unprecedented changes that are now taking place and that will determine our future. Jean-Paul Betbèze teaches at the University of Paris Panthéon-Assas.
Accounts of globalization abound. This original synthesis reveals its dark side and provides a different perspective, that of a rejection of globalization. Philippe Moreau-Defarges is a born popularizer, and works expertly with his subject.
How to make the transition from rentier capitalism to competitive capitalism?
We live in an age that spends fortunes on its stars. But why do we get the impression that the fees that stars receive and their popularity correspond less and less to their talent? Why does stardom seem to have so little to do with creativity and quality? Françoise Benhamou is an economist.
Most history is about the people at the top of the towers of power. But what if the real action is in the social networks down below, in the town squares ? Niall Ferguson brilliantly recasts past and present as an unending contest between hierarchies and networks.
The author argues that it is time to promote a new form of capitalism founded on socially conscious enterprises pursuing social goals though set up like other members of the business sector.
A fundamentally optimistic book, The Second Machine Age will alter how we think about issues of technological, societal, and economic progress.
The tenth annual instalment in a series dedicated to research and innovation.
The latest on research and innovation in France, described in the 2013 edition of FutuRIS’s annual opus
The latest on research and innovation in France, described in the ninth edition of FutuRIS’s yearbook