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WSJ.com Video: Microsoft's Bill Gates Pushes "Creative Capitalism" in Davos

In his speech yesterday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates talked about a new form of capitalism, which he called “creative capitalism.”

By that, one of the world’s richest men said the market had to find a way to help poorer countries in new and more benevolent ways.

Obviously, it is a complicated and controversial issue that Gates is likely to turn his attention to much more, especially after he steps away from his day-to-day job at the software giant this summer.

Here’s the video:


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik