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Values

A book by Mark Carney.

Mark Carney

Our world is full of fault lines — growing inequality in income and opportunity; systemic racism; health and economic crises from a global pandemic; mistrust of experts; the existential threat of climate change; deep threats to employment in a digital economy with robotics on the rise. These fundamental problems and others like them, argues Mark Carney, stem from a common crisis in values. Drawing on the turmoil of the past decade, Mark Carney shows how "market economies" have evolved into "market societies" where price determines the value of everything.

When we think about what we, as individuals, value most highly, we might list fairness, health, the protection of our rights, economic security from poverty, the preservation of natural diversity, resources, and beauty. The tragedy is, these things that we hold dearest are too often the casualties of our twenty-first century world, where they ought to be our bedrock.

In this profoundly important new book, Mark Carney offers a vision of a more humane society and a practical manifesto for getting there. How we reform our infrastructure to make things better and fairer is at the heart of every chapter, with outlines of wholly new ideas that can restructure society and enshrine our human values at the core of all that we build for our children and grandchildren. (From Signal)

Interviews with Mark Carney

Mark Carney quizzed on climate change and business

News

5 years ago
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Bank of England governor Mark Carney and Canadian Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna in a panel discussion 38:18

Carney urges financial sector to act on climate change | Sunday Scrum

Politics News

1 year ago
7:22
The United Nations' incoming special envoy for climate action and finance, former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney, said in an interview this week that action by the financial sector to help tackle climate change is "absolutely necessary." 7:22
Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England and former Governor of the Bank of Canada, warns corporations and governments that if they do not have a strategy for mitigating climate change they will face financial consequences. Carney, who begins his next role as the United Nations Special Envoy on Climate Change in March, says the smart money is on a transition from fossil fuels and that “it’s time to get on with it.” 31:55

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