Offering a searching ethical analysis of the issues, Professor Gorringe argues that the hubris of the present global market is destroying communities and seriously damaging the planet: we are living in a modern version of the Midas myth - people can't eat money. Justice in its broadest sense - fair shares for all - is held up as the prime virtue of human communities. Practical suggestions are offered for an ethical transformation.
This would replace the spiralling profit-driven system with a steady-state economy that meets not only human needs, material and otherwise, but also the needs of other species and the environment.
by Timothy Gorringe, Yorick Blumenfeld