Capitalism

FILE- In this July 7, 1984, file photo, Sam Walton talks to reporters in Little Rock, Ark. The namesake foundation of Walton of the Walmart retail empire has been the largest supporter of privately-run, publicly-funded charter schools that have become politically polarizing. Walton joins Andrew Carnegie, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, who have all been crowned the world's richest man, and then spent much of that fortune on education philanthropy. (AP Photos/Danny Johnston, File)
December 02, 2018 - 9:40 am
SEATTLE (AP) — From Jeff Bezos' free preschools to Andrew Carnegie's public libraries, education stands out as a favorite cause among America's wealthiest people. And as the rich get richer, and apparently more generous, this legacy of so-called investment philanthropy has shaped government...
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August 03, 2017 - 11:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Did you notice that your toe doesn’t hurt because you didn’t stub it today? We tend to pay the closest attention to things when they’re going badly, and the same is true of the stock market. When stocks crashed during the financial crisis in 2008, phone lines for financial advisers...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2010 file photo, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez holds up a miniature copy of the constitution during a press conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. Chavez's first order of business as president was to rework the old constitution. The results were packaged into a tiny blue book that became one of the most iconic visual symbols of his revolution. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
May 04, 2017 - 12:42 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — With hundreds of thousands of protesters taking to the streets daily and international pressure mounting, embattled President Nicolas Maduro is doing something that once seemed unthinkable: Tearing up the constitution written by his beloved political godfather, the late...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2017 file photo, National Assembly President Julio Borges speaks to fellow lawmakers during a special public session at a square in Caracas, Venezuela. The leader of Venezuela’s rebellious congress has a message for the world’s capitalists: Think twice before signing another check to President Nicolas Maduro’s government. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
April 22, 2017 - 10:15 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The leader of Venezuela's rebellious congress has a message for the world's capitalists: Think twice before signing another check to President Nicolas Maduro's government. Amid anti-Maduro protests roiling Venezuela, leading to 20 deaths and dozens of arrests the past...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2017 file photo, National Assembly President Julio Borges speaks to fellow lawmakers during a special public session at a square in Caracas, Venezuela. The leader of Venezuela’s rebellious congress has a message for the world’s capitalists: Think twice before signing another check to President Nicolas Maduro’s government. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
April 21, 2017 - 11:00 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The leader of Venezuela's rebellious congress has a message for the world's capitalists: Think twice before signing another check to President Nicolas Maduro's government. Amid anti-Maduro protests roiling Venezuela, leading to 20 deaths and dozens of arrests the past...
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German Klaus Schwab, founder and president of the World Economic Forum, WEF, gestures during a press conference, in Cologny near Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. The World Economic Forum unveiled the program for its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, including the key participants, themes and goals. The overarching theme of the meeting, which will take place from Jan. 17 to 20, is "Responsive and Responsible Leadership". (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
January 11, 2017 - 8:45 am
LONDON (AP) — Reforming the very nature of capitalism will be needed to combat the growing appeal of populist political movements around the world, the World Economic Forum said Wednesday. Getting higher economic growth, it added, is necessary but insufficient to heal the fractures in society that...
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German Klaus Schwab, founder and president of the World Economic Forum, WEF, gestures during a press conference, in Cologny near Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. The World Economic Forum unveiled the program for its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, including the key participants, themes and goals. The overarching theme of the meeting, which will take place from Jan. 17 to 20, is "Responsive and Responsible Leadership". (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
January 11, 2017 - 5:12 am
LONDON (AP) — Reforming the very nature of capitalism will be needed to combat the growing appeal of populist political movements around the world, the World Economic Forum said Wednesday. Getting higher growth levels, it added, is necessary but insufficient to heal the fractures in society that...
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