Whose Crisis? Whose Future?

11 November 2010

Whose Crisis? Whose Future? contrasts the stark realities of multiple crises facing human society, during a period of growing poverty, insecurity and austerity, with the vast amount of wealth that has been concentrated in a few hands, and asks what kind of policy going forward can address this inbalance.

Today we are in the midst of a multifaceted crisis which touches the lives of everyone on the planet. Whether it′s growing poverty and inequality or shrinking access to food and water, the collapse of global financial markets or the dire effects of climate change, every aspect of this crisis can be traced to a transnational neoliberal elite that has steadily eroded our rights and stripped us of power.

And yet our world has never been so wealthy, and we have, right now, all the knowledge, tools and skills we need to build a greener, fairer, richer world. Such a breakthrough is not some far–fetched utopia, but an immediate, concrete possibility. Our future is in our hands.

This book was published in French and Spanish 'Leurs crises, nos solutions' and 'Sus crisis, nuestras soluciones'.

ISBN-13 978-0745651385

November 2010
In: Whose Crisis? Whose Future? (English edition)
212 pages
ISBN/ISSN: 074565138

About the authors

Susan George

Susan George is one of TNI's most renowned fellows for her long-term and ground-breaking analysis of global issues. "How to win the Class War - The Lugano Report II" is the newest of her sixteen widely translated books. She describes her work in a cogent way that has come to define TNI: "The job of the responsible social scientist is first to uncover these forces [of wealth, power and control], to write about them clearly, without jargon... and finally..to take an advocacy position in favour of the disadvantaged, the underdogs, the victims of injustice."

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