Finally ‘The Occupy Movement’ Got it’s Narrative

'Social Capitalism' delivers the road-map to the next generation Market Economy and Capitalism 2.0. While Thomas Piketty with his book ‘Capital’ (2014) delivered the analysis, Klaus Pedersen (2014) introduced a generalized discurse behind the concept of 'Network Democracy'.

About the book

“In extracts Klaus Riskaer Pedersen provides compelling evidence as to why the market economy actually works, and also why capitalism needs to be rebooted to a ‘version 2.0’. Over three decades it has become evident that capitalism in its prevailing form can not stand alone. A new an error-corrected version of market economics is under evolution. It balances the drivers of the market economy with the desires of a responsible collective society.
A new equilibrium between a networked economy and a networked democracy becomes the agent for change, while the traditional power bases are only gradually adapting to a new trajectory for a democratic society in the 21st century. ‘The Capital’ in the economy and ‘The Social’ in society converges into a new ‘Social Capitalist’ market economy version 2.0.”

(Excerpt From: Klaus Riskaer Pedersen. “Social Capitalism.” iBooks.)

About the author

Klaus Riskaer Pedersen was born in Denmark and is a serial entrepreneur who has developed, built, and sold a dozen companies over three decades. He holds a double Masters in Economics (1978 and 2010) from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

From 1989 to 1995, Klaus served as a member of the European Parliament (MEP) with a permanent seat in the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, and as a member of the delegation to the US Senate.

His early entrepreneurial works ranged from the introduction of venture capital and investment funds in the Danish market, which was taken over by Jyske Bank A/S in 1983, to the disruption of state monopoly radio and TV in 1983-85, which operates today under the Radio Voice brand and the SBS television channels in Denmark. In 1990, Klaus developed and sold Database search services, which is currently operating under the brand of Infomedia. Real time foreign exchange information was provided though another platform Tenfore, which was subsequently acquired by Morningstar (US). In 1995, he established one of the leading non-telco Internet service providers, CyberCity, which was successfully sold in 2000 to private equity investors Advent Funds in London and Lehman Brothers in the US. Today, CyberCity operates under the brand Telenor A/S. In 2003, stem-cell collection was established under CopyGene, which was sold in 2008, and currently operates as Stem Care A/S. In 2006 a substantial health care service was established, sold in 2008, and operating today as Hjemmehjaelpen A/S.

Klaus has had a series of books published in the Danish language, including ‘Understrøm’ (2008) which has had extreme popularity on the Internet ( He has also published 'Arrival' (2009; Gyldendal publishers), 'Powerlessness' (2013; Tiderne Skifter publishers), and ‘Socialkapitalisme’ (2014; Tiderne Skifter publishers). There have been three biographies published about Klaus in Danish: 'Klaus Riskær Pedersen' (by Bull & Mynderup; Dagbladet Børsen publishers, 1990), 'Klaus Riskær' (by Henrik Madsen; Politikens Forlag publishers, 2000) and 'Riskær' (by Ulrick Sass; Schultz Forlag publishers, 2003).
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