Alcatel-Lucent’s CEO Ben Verwaayen at Davos:
The culprit in today’s version of capitalism isn’t greedy corporations, he said. It’s decision-makers (or rather, non-decision-makers) in government. Western governments have waffled on solving their debt problems and put forth long lists of competing regulations to rein in corporations, which only serve to confuse and disable the economy’s job creators.
It’s funny that business leaders, largely driving, responsible for and benefitting from capitalism blame government for the failures of the past decade.
If you don’t take control of the issues yourself and blame someone else, they will find a solution to fix the problem and it might not be what you want to see. What are you going to do then? Lobby more?