Summary of Building a Win-Win World

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Building a Win-Win World book summary
Breathtaking futurist Hazel Henderson designs a doable utopia, and asks, “Can we humans be humane?”

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In her latest respected work, futurist Hazel Henderson calls for a win-win world founded on cooperation, not domination. She provides a rich, fascinating, detailed, and thoroughly researched and cited look at the waning days of our current dysfunctional global paradigm. Then she looks ahead for a peek at the possible future of a new, healthier paradigm. Though it was justly well-reviewed, this book is not light reading. It is written in conversational language, but it has a scholarly depth and reach. It is a book to study, not flip through. Henderson calls for a complete redesign of every societal system imaginable - from economic and political to social and ethical - all with an eye toward sustaining a global economy and a more humane world view. getAbstract highly recommends this book to readers interested in economic, global, environmental, social, political, and ethical issues.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the mass media has unwittingly become a purveyor of negativity
  • Why the current world economic, political and social conflict paradigm cannot continue indefinitely
  • Why grassroots activism holds the key to reform
 

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Pathological Paradigms
An effort is underway to continue the deconstruction of the world’s dysfunctional economic/ competition/conflict paradigm. The effort includes promoting the construction of new platforms that are not dysfunctional. Although progress has been made, the old paradigm...
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About the Author

Hazel Henderson is an independent futurist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, and a consultant on sustainable development. She is also the author of Creating Alternative Futures, The Politics of the Solar Age, and Paradigms in Progress, and the co-author of The United Nations: Policy and Financing Alternatives. She has served on the boards of many organizations and commissions, and on editorial boards. She taught at the University of California.


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