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A roadmap for world leaders,
This review is from: The Code for Global Ethics: Ten Humanist Principles (Hardcover)
This is an important book that should be read by everyone. Yet it is easy to read, speaks to the heart of the problems we face and offers solutions that bring hope. Never in humanity's history have humans been so affected by events happening half a world away. Over consumption in one part of the world results in severe shortages or pollution elsewhere. Our hunger for more and more "cheap" stuff creates toxic environments and social upheaval in countries far away. However, the air pollution resulting from the manufacturing of that stuff reaches us eventually just as surely as social inequity eventually leads to wars.
If we are to start solving the urgent and important problems we face, we need a code for global ethics. This book offers behavioral imperatives that can work just as well in India and China, as they can in Canada and the USA. They address corporations as well as governments and people. It offers a roadmap for humanity to come to terms with complex issues in a peaceful way.
Dr. Tremblay's book emphasizes equality and dignity of all human beings and recommends tolerance and respect for others. While most of us agree that these are admirable qualities, we also understand they cannot exist unless "others" share a basic philosophy with us, for one cannot respect or tolerate a bully. That basic philosophy is at the heart of "The code for global ethics" which is why it should be read by all world leaders. It offers the best chance I can think of for humanity to work together to solve the urgent issues we all face.