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Resist and Thrive

Posted by hkarner - 16. November 2015

 Danke an J.H.

Last week I gave this talk at Web Summit in Dublin. It’s a first-draft of thoughts that I felt compelled to share in a room of entrepreneurs and VC’s. I’d love to hear any and all thoughts on this topic. Thx for reading — Y

This is a talk about what happens when a culture is driven by the need for money to make more money.

A simple way to think about this is through real estate. Throughout history it has been advantageous to be a land owner, and today is no different. People make a lot of money buying, developing, and selling land. Even after the crash of 2008, commercial real estate has climbed again.

As investors and developers churn through properties, there’s a significant impact on the communities that actually live and work there. For families and neighborhood businesses, they must significantly increase how much money they make or they have to leave. No matter their importance to their community, they can’t stay if they can’t pay. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Robert Shiller in Wien

Posted by hkarner - 16. November 2012

Helmut F. Karner, 16/11

Heute abend präsentierte der berühmte, grossartige Yale Professor Robert Shiller auf Einladung des Kreisky Forums und der amerikanischen Botschaft in der Nationalbank sein neuestes Buch „Finance and the Good Society“, besonders dumm ins Deutsche übersetzt „Märkte für Menschen“.

Dabei pries er vier wichtige Finanzinnovationen der letzten Jahre:

  1. Benefit Corporations, also Unternehmen mit beidseitigem Nutzen: für die Eigentümer und für soziale Wohlfahrt
  2. Social impact bonds. Soziale Bonds sollen Gutes bewirken und zudem Rendite abwerfen. Social Impact Bonds sind Anleihen, mit denen soziale Projekte finanziert werden. Investoren geben Geld für einen wohltätigen Zweck und hoffen, dass die Investition langfristig eine Rendite abwirft. Wichtig ist eine verlässliche Datenbasis, um den Erfolg der Projektarbeit zu messen. Ein unabhängiger Überwacher beurteilt die Ergebnisse. Ein zentraler Akteur organisiert, wie wohltätige Verbände, Regierung und Investoren zusammenwirken
  3. Crowdsourcing inklusive Crowdfunding. Wo also über interaktive Plattformen im Web 2.0 gemeinsame Quellen (vor allem für Finanzierungen von Unternehmen, Projekten, Unternehmensneugründungen etc.) aufgetan werden. (Siehe den FMA-GEA Konflikt in Österreich) 2012-11-17 17-47 Crowd Funding Technology Review Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Finance and the good society

Posted by hkarner - 12. August 2012

Shiller, at his best! (hfk)

Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University, and Professor of Finance and Fellow at the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management

Robert Shiller interviewed by Romesh Vaitilingam, 27 Jul 2012

Robert Shiller of Yale University talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about his book, ‘Finance and the Good Society’, in which he argues that even after the crisis, rather than condemning finance, we need to reclaim it for the common good. They discuss financial innovation, personal morality, the importance of education, and the contribution that finance can make to our lives. The interview was recorded in Bristol in May 2012.

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Romesh Vaitilingam: Welcome to Vox Talks, a series of audio interviews with leading economists from around the world. My name is Romesh Vaitilingam and today’s interview is with Professor Robert Shiller from Yale University. He and I met in the city of Bristol in the UK in May 2012, where we spoke about his book Finance and the Good Society. The basic theme of the book is the need to democratise finance by making the financial markets work better for everybody.

I began by asking Bob to explain exactly what he means by that. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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