Justice, capitalism and progress: Paul Tudor Jones II at TED2015

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Paul Tudor Jones II speaks at TED2015 - Truth and Dare, TED University. Photo: Bret Hartman/TED At TED2015, Paul Tudor Jones II made a case for “just corporate behavior.” Photo: Bret Hartman/TED

Can capital be just? As a firm believer in capitalism and the free market, Paul Tudor Jones II believes that it can be. Tudor is the founder of the Tudor Investment Corporation and the Tudor Group, which trade in the fixed-income, equity, currency and commodity markets. He thinks it is time to expand the “narrow definitions of capitalism” that threaten the underpinnings of our society and develop a new model for corporate profit that includes justness and responsibility.

It’s a good time for companies: in the US, corporate revenues are at their highest point in 40 years. The problem, Tudor points out, is that as profit margins grow, so does income inequality. And income inequality is closely linked to lower life expectancy, literacy and math proficiency, infant mortality, homicides, imprisonment, teenage births, trust among…

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