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.
Aristotle’s economic philosophy needs to be recalibrated for the economic realities of
the 21st century, since household sufficiency doesn’t begin to describe
the many facets of the commons that we recognize today, writes James B. Quilligan.
Da sich die
Wirtschaftskrise verschlimmert, ist es die allererste Pflicht der Regierungen,
das politische und ökonomische System dahingehend neu zu gestalten, dass kein
Mensch mehr an Hunger stirbt. Dies wird aber ohne eine beispiellose
Unterstützung der öffentlichen Meinung
nicht möglich sein, sagt Mohammed
Twelve women from social movements around the world share their vision of what the world can and must become, and show
us what they and their community are doing to build that world. A report by Beverley Bell and Other Worlds.
Inequality in access to and use of natural resources is driving both global poverty and environmental destruction. It there an alternative model for development that can deliver adequate
standards of living for all but without unsustainable environmental damage? A report by Christian Aid.
To drive real change in politics and in public policy, we need to
build a powerful, unified progressive movement. Few of the measures our
country needs are likely to get very far without a vigorous social and
political movement that we don’t now have, writes James Gustave Speth.
Against the background of the existential threat that our planet
and humans face today, the words ‘common goods’ (CGs) and
‘common good for humanity’ (CGH) are now commonly used. This paper analyses the relevance of these concepts in the struggle for alternatives to neoliberal
capitalism. By Yash Tandon.
Peer-to-peer, debt-free currencies could mark the journey of return to a sane monetary system that requires neither
infinite growth nor the impoverishment of many, and no waiting for the
agreement of the 1 per cent and their institutions, writes Michel Bauwens.