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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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus