The United Mars Company

Leiden, a.d. X Kal. Oct. MMDCCLXIX A.U.C., On the 27th of September Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, announced his plans to colonize Mars. Besides having to solve countless technical issues before the mission can be a success, Musk should have a look at the social and organizational problems of going to Mars. This post... Continue Reading →

Government or Monopoly?

Amsterdam, Id. Apr. MMDCCLXIX A.U.C., Just a short note of interest: the Dutch government has finally decided to take charge at ProRail again, the company that maintains and builds Dutch train tracks. I think this is a victory for consumers, firstly because it ends the strange situation in which the Dutch government owned the holding company... Continue Reading →

Corporate Governance As If People Mattered

Leiden, a.d. VIII Id. Mar. MMDCCLXIX A.U.C., Climate change, smog, oil spillage, to name just a few typical examples of negative externalities, are some of the main reasons people oppose capitalism and multinationals. Concluding that companies often harm people is not a Nobel prize winning claim, the million dollar question is how we can make companies... Continue Reading →

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