Occupy World Street A Global Roadmap for Radical Economic and Political Reform

ISBN-10: 1603583882
ISBN-13: 9781603583886
Edition: 2011
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication date: 1/31/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

" Breakawayis both visionary and profoundly practical in facing and dismantling the destructive rules and practices of today's globalization." --Hazel Henderson, author of Ethical Markets: Growing the Green EconomyOverpopulation. Unsustainable growth. Species extinction. Inequality. Desertification. Water Shortages. Climate Change. Peak Oil.Civilization is in the midst of a global collapse. Worse, the dominant political and economic paradigm not only fails to address the major crises of our time, it perpetuates them.In Breakaway, Ross Jackson argues that it is not politically possible to address the global crises we face under the dominant Neoclassical economic system-a system that champions endless growth on a finite planet, wreaks havoc on developing nations with exploitative trade policies, and is destroying the planet in a mad race for natural resources. A systemic problem, Jackson argues, must be addressed at a systemic level.Nor is it realistic, however, to imagine a wholesale return to local, self-sufficient communities after the die of globalization has already been cast.Instead, the initiative for change must come from a small group of minor nations that are prepared to "break away" from the current system that revolves around the IMF, World Bank, UN, and WTO. These nations must then form a new set of international institutions-detailed in the book-that are designed to serve the global community in a decentralized, democratic, and just society consisting of diverse and self-reliant nations in control of their own economies and priorities.

Stephen R. Covey was born on October 24, 1932, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received a degree in business administration from the University of Utah, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a D.R.E. from Brigham Young University. He was a teacher and administrator at Brigham Young University. In 1983, he founded the Covey Leadership Center, a training and consulting concern. He wrote numerous books on leadership, personal and organizational effectiveness, and family and interpersonal relationships. His best known book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character Ethic, first published in 1989. His other books include Principle Centered Leadership; First Things First: To Live, to Love, to Learn, and to Leave a Legacy; Daily Reflections for Highly Effective People; Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families; The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness; and The 3rd Alternative. He received the Thomas More College Medallion and the Utah Symphony Fiftieth Anniversary Award in 1990, and the McFeely Award of the International Management Council for contributions and service in 1991. He died from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident on July 16, 2012 at the age of 79.

About the Author
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Planet Under Siege
The Assault on Nature
Energy Descent
The Collapse of Civilizations
Drivers of Destruction
The Evolution of Economic Beliefs
The Neoliberal Project
Financial Crises
The Empire
The Kennan Doctrine
Who Is in Charge?
New Values, New Beliefs
The Emergent Worldview
Learning from Nature
Gaian Economics
Toward a Gaian World Order
Designing a Gaian World
The Gaian Trade Organization
The Gaian Clearing Union
The Gaian Development Bank
A Gaian World
Getting There
The Breakaway Strategy
Afterword
Notes
Index

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