Review: A briefing paper for a world economy minister

The Trilateral Commission’s diagnosis of global capitalism’s ills is helpful – but its prescription is too broad, says Alessio Terzi.

The World Today Updated 29 September 2022 Published 27 September 2022 3 minute READ

Alessio Terzi

Economist, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission

A New Spirit of Capitalism: Toward More Sustainable and Inclusive Economies
The Trilateral Commission, C Hurst & Co, £25

When a commissioner is appointed at the European Commission, the first thing to land on her or his desk is the ‘briefing book’. This is a detailed survey of the files for which the new commissioner is responsible, outlining the challenges ahead and suggestions on how to address them. A New Spirit of Capitalism: Toward More Sustainable and Inclusive Economies, by The Trilateral Commission, is the briefing book that might be handed to a newly appointed economy minister of the world – or at least the western world.

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