Our industrial model is leading to whole-system collapse

Attributing individual responsibility to entire system failures like Boeing’s is pointless: our entire economic model is at fault

12th January, 2020
Our industrial model is leading to whole-system collapse
Dennis Muilenburg was sacked as chief executive of Boeing just before Christmas Picture: Getty

Just hours before you and I sat down to celebrate Christmas, the board of directors at Boeing unanimously agreed to fire their chief executive, Dennis Muilenburg, in an attempt to pull the company out of its current nosedive.

A week earlier, it temporarily shut down production of the 737 Max. The US’s Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) will be unravelling the details of its two fatal crashes for years to come, but the big picture is...

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