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Speculation flourishes while investment struggles

Mining executives embracing speculation over investment appear unconvinced about the social and financial value of their own contributions. In the face of lukewarm advocacy, why should anyone else care?

Speculation flourishes while investment struggles Speculation flourishes while investment struggles Speculation flourishes while investment struggles Speculation flourishes while investment struggles Speculation flourishes while investment struggles

A century ago, those in control of the global mining industry appeared to place little weight on their social impact. Building vast family fortunes seemed the predominant driver.