Divide Between the Rich and Poor

by | Oct 2, 2019 | High Impact Investing, Integrated Capital, Social Innovation, sustainable investing

Peter Lupoff, Chief Executive Officer of Net Impact recently wrote a blog post discussing Bio-Ethics and Empathy as it relates to the divide between the rich and poor. One of the things I appreciated the most about this article was the very graphic vision regarding the dystopian future potential of ordinary people unless something changes. As we have discussed many times, the structure and incentives of our current economic system create these rather obscene imbalances. We need a completely new business and investment paradigm that is more holistic in nature and solves problems from a root cause level. At its core, this new system-based approach requires that we look honestly at the nature of the problem. In this article, a future that resembles a SciFi thriller is easy to imagine. It is a world where the ultra rich live long and healthy lives at the same time regular people, living in a business and financial world devoid of empathy, live in squalor. Fortunately, we do not have to imagine this future on our own. We have the movie “Elysium” with Matt Damon to assist us.