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THE POLARISED WORLD OF GLOBALISATION

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A response to Friedman’s Flat earth hypothesis –┬áDr. Vandana Shiva The project of corporate Globalisation is a project for polarising and dividing people – along axis of class and economic inequality, axis of religion and culture, axis of gender, axis of geographies and regions. Never before in human history has the gap between those who labour and those who accumulate wealth without labour been greater. Never before has hate between cultures been so global. Never … Continue reading

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A Planetary Alternative to the Global Economy

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By David C. Korten, The People-Centered Development Forum The Global Capitalist Economy Inequality and injustice are not accidental outcomes of global capitalism, they are its defining characteristics. In a capitalist regime, money is embraced as the measure of all value. The maximization of returns to financial capital becomes society’s defining goal. Competition, individualism, and materialism are nurtured as favoured cultural norms. Stock prices and gross domestic product (GDP) are the accepted measures of progress and … Continue reading

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