At the heart of the world’s problems lies an unsustainable economic system based on self-interest and competition that has failed to secure universal human rights for the majority world, and continues to inflict irrevocable harm on the environment. The international community must now unite around universal solutions based on the principles of cooperation, sustainability and economic sharing.
Share The World's Resources was interviewed on Voice America talk radio about the reasons for founding the organisation, what economic sharing means, and the practical application of sharing as a solution to the interlocking crises facing humanity. Hosted by Audrey E. Kitagawa on the weekly show Our Sacred Journey.
A new project by the Post Growth Institute is exploring the prospect of a mainstream shift toward not-for-profit enterprise as an alternative to the growth-based model of business and finance. Could this form a crucial plank in the vision for a new economy based on sharing and cooperation, rather than competition and endless consumption?
The social, environmental and economic crises that continue
to reap havoc across the globe provide a critical opportunity for ordinary
people to demand economic reform and political transformation says STWR's director, Rajesh Makwana, in an interview with John Habets & Henk Gloudemans.
Discussions and events that focus on sharing are becoming ever more mainstream in 2013, but the
broad conversation that encompasses the sharing economy also poses some challenges - especially when we consider what sharing means in international terms.
In a guest post on Friends of the Earth's Green Blog, Benita Matofska of The People Who Share says that a new model is emerging for how the world
could operate, and argues that the simple
solution to our most complex global problems is the sharing economy.
In order to stimulate further public engagement and activism
on global issues, it is important for those promoting the sharing economy to
place far greater emphasis on the environmental and social benefits of sharing
rather than any purely personal benefits, such as financial gain.
Land value taxation embodies the principle that natural resources are the creations of nature and should therefore belong to society as a whole, not individuals – and as STWR acknowledges, the ramifications of this conceptual shift for a more just and sustainable world are potentially immense.