Tech giants should issue free shares to their customers
The image places in context the countries with a GDP of over $500bn and six tech giants with individual market capitalisations of over $500bn: click through to the commentary for the full list of countries (the smallest 138 countries' aggregate GDP - that's 69% of those in the list - accounts for less than the total market capitalisations of these six businesses).
This week's commentary takes a radical look at how the tech giants need to take the initiative to share their immense wealth, thus avoiding a growing level of social unrest, governmental instability and potential regulatory backlash.
READ ON .. for our proposals for a revolution to democratise capitalism - by them granting shares in their businesses free for their customers.
At this year’s London Investor Show (20th October 2017), Gavin Oldham, Chairman of The Share Centre and of The Share Foundation and founder of Share Radio, gave a speech on his vision for egalitarian capitalism.
He sets out his main set of proposals below:
"Egalitarian Capitalism is an alternative to socialism which, while fostering and encouraging enterprise for all, acts to involve and empower people right across society and especially the young.
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