Pythia Capital explores investment strategies for complex global problems.
Our fundamental goals are to address the root cause of our societies’ complex problems and come up with effective investment and business strategies to address them. In order to accomplish these important goals, it is essential that we are very honest with each other about the dysfunctional, global, socio-economic issues that may be key enablers to the highly uneven income distributions, unhealthy living conditions, and chronic “boom and bust” cycles that keep repeating themselves in our global societies. Though these issues are complex and challenging, one step at a time, one business at a time, one investment at time, we can come together and find solutions that start to change things for the better. At the very least, we can start to organize ourselves differently and engage with each other using more thoughtful and ethical intentions.
- Global central banks have engaged in unprecedented maneuvers to stabilize and stimulate economies around the world the last several years, but despite all these efforts the global economies are still suffering from a large debt overhang as well as extreme income disparities.
- These efforts have had the unfortunate byproduct of exaggerating growing income inequalities by pursuing policies that have inflated global asset prices of all kinds, more directly benefiting the asset-rich ultra wealthy.
- Another unfortunate byproduct of these efforts is the increase in greed, arrogance, as well the increase of herding behavior in investing, business, scientific, and technical areas.
- There are now numerous asset bubbles around the world and an increase in “short-term decision making” as many people rush to capitalize on the upside that is possible during times like these.
- Increased power in big global companies and unlimited lobbying has resulted in crony capitalism increasing the power of the few at the direct expense of the working class, the environment, as well as general health and well being of people and animals.
- Many people feel that it is only with significant cost that we can make necessary changes in society, creating fear in people, that change will result in less and not more.
- At a time of extreme, income inequality globally and considerable economic strain, these fears further divide people, making changes more difficult.