When one looks at the current recession, brought about by deregulation approved by both political parties and the subsequent financial speculation and unwise loans and mortgages, it soon becomes apparent that the very nature of our global economic system (especially as practiced in the USA) needs a complete examination leading to reform. Our economic system as structured: 1) has been leading to ever more movement of wealth from the middle class to the top income layers of our society over the past three decades; 2) is built upon endless growth with little regard for the natural environment which sustains all life on earth; 3) encourages overconsumption of both food and other items for the sake of profit (as opposed to human well-being); and 4) has bled third world countries of natural resources, often with no real benefit to the people in those countries except for a very few at the top who have accumulated fortunes courtesy of our corporations, and commonly with the support (or at least a blind eye) of our government.
We must change the whole nature of our economic system, so that the “bottom line” is no longer profit (especially for the few at the top) but rather global human well-being and the healing of the biosphere. That is what this blog is devoted to.
Please stay tuned!