Occupy World Street: A Global Roadmap for Radical Economic and Political Reform

Occupy World Street: A Global Roadmap for Radical Economic and Political Reform

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ISBN-13: 9781603583886
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication date: 01/31/2012
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Ross Jackson, an expert in international finance and operations research, has long been an innovative leader in both the business and NGO worlds. He is chairman of Gaia Trust, a Danish-based foundation that supports the Global Ecovillage Network and Gaia Education, as well as hundreds of sustainability projects in forty countries. He is also director and owner of Urtekram, Scandinavia's largest wholesale organic-food company, and former chairman of Gaiacorp, foreign-exchange consultants and hedge fund managers. Jackson is the coeditor of When No Means Yes: Danish Visions of a Different Europe and Gaian Economics: Living Well Within Planetary Limits and author of And We ARE Doing It: Building an Ecovillage Future, among other books. He lives in Denmark.


Hazel Henderson, Ph.D., is a world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, worldwide syndicated columnist, consultant on sustainable development, and author of Beyond Globalization and seven other books. As founder of Ethical Markets Media, LLC she has created and co-produced its TV series "Ethical Markets". A fellow of the World Business Academy, she serves on several boards and shared the Global Citizen Award with Nobel Laureate A. Perez Esquivel of Argentina. Her articles have appeared in over 250 journals, including (in the US) Harvard Business Review, the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, and Challenge; Mainichi (Japan); El Diario (Venezuela); World Economic Herald (China); LeMonde Diplomatique (France); and Australian Financial Review. Her books are translated into German, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Korean, Portuguese, and Chinese.

Table of Contents

About the Author viii

Foreword Hazel Henderson ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xv

Part 1 Planet Under Siege

1 The Assault on Nature 3

2 Energy Descent 17

3 The Collapse of Civilizations 33

Part 2 Drivers of Destruction

4 The Evolution of Economic Beliefs 49

5 The Neoliberal Project 76

6 Financial Crises 103

Part 3 The Empire

7 The Kennan Doctrine 125

8 Who Is in Charge? 145

Part 4 New Values, New Beliefs

9 The Emergent Worldview 163

10 Learning from Nature 184

11 Gaian Economics 193

Part 5 Toward a Gaian World Order

12 Designing a Gaian World 205

13 The Gaian Trade Organization 210

14 The Gaian Clearing Union 224

15 The Gaian Development Bank 242

16 A Gaian World 259

Part 6 Getting There

17 The Breakaway Strategy 275

Afterword 297

Notes 298

Index 307

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