If capitalism is so superior to central planning, why does it often seem like a remote, money-driven system which increases inequality and directs resources into pointless or environmentally damaging projects? The answer, claims this revolutionary handbook for change, is because capitalism has usually forgotten about creating more capitalists. Yet people are invariably more committed when they have a genuine stake in their employing organisation and can share the rewards of success. Enterprises ranging from huge corporations like Polaroid and United Airlines to the John Lewis Partnership and a chicken-processing plant in Jamaica have all been experimenting with different forms of 'ownership' that transforms even the lowliest 'wage slaves' into shareholders. Jeff Gates has advised governments around the globe on setting up the right frameworks to support such policies. His ideas have been acclaimed across the political spectrum.
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