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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; and
  • Why grassroots activism holds the key to reform.

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.



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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