The System’s Limits
Most people are cynical about business—and with good reason. Will the partnership advocated in Chapter 7 end up being on business’s own terms and make dystopia even more likely? This chapter sets out the structures that convert pressures from ordinary citizens and from the international financial elite into government and business decisions: it is these that need to be changed if the current system makes the right kind of partnership impossible. The chapter then makes the case for this change. It concludes, though, that attitudes in business may be more flexible than some fear, and that therefore structural change may be enough to catalyse a change in attitudes.