We see a world in crisis.
The energy which has powered our economic advances and lifted billions from poverty and abject misery is threatening us with climate change on a scale and level not seen in over 10,000 years.
The internet technologies which were supposed to empower and connect us are stripping away our privacy and dividing us in a web of misinformation ruled over by technological oligarchs.
The inheritors of the 20th century triumph of liberal democracy and market economies lose faith, allowing their institutions to crumble and emboldening a new generation of tyrants and autocrats.
It seems at times that the center cannot hold. The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.
But we also see a world of untold resources: profound scientific knowledge, a deep and diverse well of human experience, creativity, and imagination, and innovative technologies that border on the magical.
We believe in the potential of markets to empower individuals to marshal these resources to meet the challenges of a world in crisis.
In the face of a world in crisis, we remain pragmatic optimists. The answers are out there. The answers are within us.
We can do better than mockery and vilification. We can come together in conversation, sharing our stories, with our fears and our aspirations, and sharing the lessons of our experience and our visions for a better future.
Together we can find the path out of crisis into a better world.
Welcome to SmarterMarkets™.