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Alternatives to Economic Globalization: A Better World Is Possible Paperback – October 10, 2004
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About the Author
Jerry Mander is Founder and Distinguished Fellow of the International Forum on Globalization and author of five books, including "Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television" and "Alternatives to Economic Globalization: A Better World is Possible". His latest book is "The Capitalism Papers: Fatal Flaws of an Obsolete System."
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This book offers us concrete answers and a list of actions we can take. The topical chapters allow you to go straight to the information you want and discover both grassroots and legislative solutions. As an additional bonus, a panel of experts in the various fields back up their perspectives with solid facts and figures. This is a indispensable book for any concerned citizen and an engaging read from cover to cover.
Are we so impotent and lacking in creativity that we cannot build a better world, one that can overcome, step by step, the many hindrances that plague us and contribute to our suffering?
This book covers a lot of territory, but one essential part deals with the necessity reclaiming the "commons," those resources that should be collectively shared by the human community, not patented, controlled, monitored, and hoarded by corporations and other financial/power interests. These commons include aspects of our planet or social world that humans, apart from class and power, always traditionally had access to, or more recent ones that upon their creation were the openly shared right of the whole population. Examples of the commons are: freshwater lakes & rivers, oceans, the atmosphere, seed and plant species/varietal types, radio/TV bandwidth, the human genome (it is your body, not something a corporation can patent), and the Internet.
This is an important book. If you disagree with the premise, I challenge you to absorb this material and consider the arguments. You may be surprised.
The impact of globalisation touches the lives of everybody on planet earth today. We need to be aware of how it works;only then do we stand any real chance of challenging and redirecting its movements. Among the many books on the subject, few are as simply but comprehensively written as the present volume. It provides an excellent overview with some valuable suggestions on how we can work together to create alternative startegies for a more just and equitable world order.
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