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The following comprises a very brief explanation of economic sharing, which can also be viewed as a PDF here.
Our latest news, analysis and reports on economic sharing and alternatives are available here.Why Share
What is the Principle of Sharing
How Sharing Can Work
The existing model of development is not working. Despite the escalating food, financial and climate crises, the G8 and other wealthy nations continue to prioritise economic growth and profit over securing basic human needs.
Only a small minority benefit from a global economy based on self-interest and competition – values that have been institutionalised through the World Bank, IMF and WTO.
Today, more than 3 billion people live in poverty while hunger afflicts more people than ever before – exposing the failure of foreign aid and international commitments to development.
Decades of economic globalisation have created the widest ever gap between rich and poor, both within and between nations.
Excessive commercialisation and over-consumption of resources by the richest nations is the root cause of climate change – which hits the poorest nations the hardest.
Enough food, water and medicine exists for every person on the planet – yet despite a 60 year commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, governments have not created a world economy that secures basic needs for all.
What is the Principle of Sharing?
|Climate Change & Environment|
|Global Financial Crisis|
|Global Conflicts & Militarization|
|IMF, World Bank & Trade|
|Poverty & Inequality|
|Aid, Debt & Development|
|The UN, People & Politics|
|Food Security & Agriculture|
|Health, Education & Shelter|
|Land, Energy & Water|
|Economic Sharing & Alternatives|