unnecessary poverty caused by faulty economic structures that keeps people poor. The only viable alternative is to convert existing private or corporate companies to the
cooperative business model, so that all workers are also owners, argues Garda Ghista.
Today, in the era of neo-liberal globalisation dominated by large
multinational corporations, the governments of the rich and
powerful countries are outdated. The old political economy has lost its
relevance - and must be replaced by a sustainable system that can create a better world, argues Zeki Ergas.
Those who reject corporate and imperial models of globalization have a wealth of ideas at their disposal, a healthy internal debate to refine their strategies, and a vibrant, growing international network of citizens that see their efforts as part an interconnected whole, says Mark Engler.
The 'new world order' of the 21st century is unsustainable on its
present course, but offers the promise of shared prosperity if we can
rise to the challenges of an era of global convergence, writes Jeffrey Sachs.
A new book by Dr Zeki Ergas, based on a collection of short
essays originally published in Share The World’s Resources (STWR), explores the major threats facing humanity in the 21st century
and outlines the systemic, structural and institutional changes
necessary to avert a global catastrophe.
By 2050 the world’s population is predicted to be just over 9 billion, of whom an unprecedented 22 per cent—some 2 billion people—will be over 60 years old. Without a radical shift in current policies well over half of these, around 1.2 billion, will lack adequate income security, according to a recent UN World Economic and Social Survey 2007: Development in an Ageing World.