Alternatives to Economic Globalization: A Better World Is by John Cavanagh

By John Cavanagh

The end result of a five-year undertaking by way of the overseas discussion board on Globalization (IFG), this booklet provides an inspiring plan for relocating towards extra sustainable, humanistic types of financial prosperity with an emphasis on citizen democracies, neighborhood self-sufficiency, and ecological overall healthiness. parts of dialogue comprise the 10 middle standards for democratic societies in addition to replacement structures of strength, agriculture, and production. Written via a most appropriate staff of 18 thinkers from world wide and edited through best-selling authors John Cavanagh and Jerry Mander, this revised and multiplied variation represents the professional consensus of the residing democracy circulation. Delving into the main compelling possible choices to globalization so far, it encompasses a chart at the results of globalization and 3 completely new chapters at the international stability of energy, the media, and what traditional humans can do approximately globalization.

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He decapitated the government of a country that was not directly threatening the United States and, in so doing, bogged down a huge percentage of our military in a region that never has known peace. In a report published by the People-Centered Development Forum, Global Civil Society: The Path Ahead, authors David Korten, Nicanor Perlas, and Vandana Shiva describe the futility of imperial policy, whether by economic or military means in the modern world. All imperial endeavors that are dependent on long-distance control, long-distance supply, and a high degree of suppression of alternative approaches are “inevitably self-defeating,” they write.

S. corporations and the global economy. Other relevant Bremer orders were 40 and 37: • Bremer Order No. 40 turns the banking sector from a state-run to a market-driven system overnight by allowing foreign banks to enter the Iraqi market and purchase up to 50 percent of an Iraqi bank. J. P. Morgan-Chase, the second-largest bank in the United States, which was implicated in the Enron scandal, has been awarded a contract to run a consortium of thirteen banks from thirteen countries that will constitute the Trade Bank of Iraq.

Advocates like to describe economic globalization as a long-term, inevitable process, the result of economic and technological forces that have simply evolved over centuries to their present form. They describe these forces almost as if they were uncontrollable, like forces of nature; they say that it’s utopianism to believe things could be otherwise. To accept this inevitability, as most governments, academics, and mainstream media tend to do, would mean that no resistance is possible. But on the evidence of the hundreds of thousands of people who have demonstrated in Seattle, Quebec City, Porto Alegre, and Cancun, in Geneva and various other European cap32 design for corporate rule 33 itals, in India, Japan, and Brazil, in Mexico, the Philippines, New Zealand, Argentina, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere, it should already be obvious that such passivity is no longer the norm.

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