December 11, 2008
The 21st Century Capitalist
For years now, Umair Haque has been arguing that the core of the global economy is bad — and that it’s much deeper than sketchy mortgages. It has to do with decades-old assumptions about strategy and even older delusions about value. (Here’s a good example of how he thinks.)
It’s always cold comfort to be proven right when your argument is so apocalyptic — but Haque is more than a Pandora. He’s got prescriptions, too.
Whether Haque has got all the answers, I can’t judge; but man, I really appreciate the fact that he is thinking about things in such an original way — using different language, and fighting for a different conventional wisdom.