Should Governments, Entrepreneurs or Philanthropists Solve Our Biggest Problems?

December 18, 2018 52 min

Should we look to governments, philanthropists or entrepreneurs to solve our problems? We’re joined by Sean Park, Founder of Anthemis, a fintech-focused venture capital firm, to discuss.

There’s a strong school of thought in the West that the private sector and market dynamics are sufficient to optimize economic, political and social outcomes. Is that true?

Thinkers like economist Carlota Perez believe that government plays an important role in directing private sector activity to enable true innovation.

The Chinese government is actively prioritizing AI research in an effort to become the world leader in the next wave of technological progress

A growing group of voices in the West is reminding us of the role the US government played in the development of the Internet and calling for renewed public sector involvement in business.

Sean was an early investor in Climate Corporation, Markit, Betfair and Zoopla and is widely recognized as a leading independent thinker on the future of financial services.

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Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Sean Park.