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No. 2 2009Theme: Where did the money go?


Wanted: global tightrope artists

The current crisis differs from previous slumps because it has spread across the globe. As a result, there is less likelihood that a strong actor will jump in and save the situation.

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The crisis calls for a paradigm shift

The economic downturn shows that markets are not self-regulating but instead essentially self-destructive. Yet economics courses ignore this fact.

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Divine enterprise

There is a strong correlation between non-conformist religions and enterprise. The emphasis that these congregations give to industriousness and taking responsibility have created favourable business environments that contrast with today's easy-money economy and irresponsible speculation.

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No companies without risk takers

The problem is not getting people to start companies, but the lack of entrepreneurship that provides long-term growth. This is solved by encouraging risk-taking, not with social insurance.

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Editor's Column

Doomsday prophets see opportunities

Suddenly it is as if everyone is groping in the dark. Politicians, economists, political scientists and opinion makers in the habit of pronouncing on the future with great certainty are now competing to emphasise how difficult it is, if not impossible, to know anything about what is to come.

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NR 2 2009

Axess Magasin

Är en tidskrift inom området humaniora/samhällsvetenskap och utges av Axess Publishing AB. Tidskriftens målsättning är att fungera som en knutpunkt mellan den akademiska och den publicistiska sfären.


Chefredaktör: PJ Anders Linder
Redaktörer: David Andersson, Mats Wiklund, Jan Söderqvist.
Redaktionssekreterare: Katarina O’Nils Franke
Redaktionsråd: Peter Elmlund, Thomas Gür, Peter Luthersson, Nathan Shachar, Louise Belfrage
Ansvarig utgivare: Peter Elmlund


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