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Right Relationship: Building a Whole Earth Economy

3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  37 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Our current economic system is unsustainable. Its fundamental elements, unlimited growth, and endless wealth accumulation fly in the face of the fact that the Earth's resources are clearly finite. In this work, the authors offer a comprehensive new economic model.
ebook, 240 pages
Published February 9th 2009 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers
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Oct 26, 2009 E rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Economic look at environmental issues

Many books decry human greed, describe the degradation of the environment and end with a few short pages recommending reform. This isn’t that type of book. Instead, from the first page, Canadian environmentalists Peter G. Brown and Geoffrey Garver agitate for a revolution in the way people use natural resources. They present an admirably solid case that the relationship between the Earth and the global economy must change, and soon. Whether their idealistic
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Calls for a new global governance structure to preserve and protect the commonwealth of life, rooted in the notion of a Whole Earth Economy founded in Right Relationship: "A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, resilience, and beauty of the commonwealth of life. It is wrong when it tends otherwise." Five questions frame the whole earth economy: 1) What is the economy for? 2) How does the economy work? 3) How big is too big? 4) What is fair? 5) How should the economy be governe ...more
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Brown’s book, co-authored by individuals with varied backgrounds in economics and public policy, delves into the idea that “A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, resilience, and beauty of the commonwealth of life.” The authors propose an equation and use it to ask some basic questions about economics; what is the economy for, how does it work, is it too big, can it be supported by the “commonwealth of all life,” and what is fair?
The book also highlights four potential “globa
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Tamara Al-kasey
heavy-handed, repetitive and down-right silly at the end; still, Brown asks many questions that are worth thinking about. Hard to stomach if you're not already converted to living in the anti-economy.
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Aug 01, 2014 Mariana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must read; this important book shows the relation between climate change and economy. We need a different system of governance, new institutions, and to strengthen the UN and make it independent of the United States.
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