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The New Human Rights Movement - Reinventing the Economy to End Oppression (Hardcover) Loot Price: R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 You Save: R115 (24%)
The New Human Rights Movement - Reinventing the Economy to End Oppression (Hardcover): Peter Joseph
The New Human Rights Movement - Reinventing the Economy to End Oppression (Hardcover): Peter Joseph

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The New Human Rights Movement - Reinventing the Economy to End Oppression (Hardcover)

Peter Joseph

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Society is broken. We can design our way to a better one. In our interconnected world, self-interest and social-interest are rapidly becoming indistinguishable. If current negative trajectories remain, including growing climate destabilization, biodiversity loss, and economic inequality, an impending future of ecological collapse and societal destabilization will make "personal success" virtually meaningless. Yet our broken social system incentivizes behavior that will only make our problems worse. If true human rights progress is to be achieved today, it is time we dig deeper--rethinking the very foundation of our social system. In this engaging, important work, Peter Joseph, founder of the world's largest grassroots social movement--The Zeitgeist Movement--draws from economics, history, philosophy, and modern public-health research to present a bold case for rethinking activism in the 21st century. Arguing against the long-standing narrative of universal scarcity and other pervasive myths that defend the current state of affairs, The New Human Rights Movement illuminates the structural causes of poverty, social oppression, and the ongoing degradation of public health, and ultimately presents the case for an updated economic approach. Joseph explores the potential of this grand shift and how we can design our way to a world where the human family has become truly sustainable. The New Human Rights Movement reveals the critical importance of a unified activism working to overcome the inherent injustice of our system. This book warns against what is in store if we continue to ignore the flaws of our socioeconomic approach, while also revealing the bright and expansive future possible if we succeed. Will you join the movement?

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Imprint: Benbella Books
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2017
Authors: Peter Joseph
Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 35mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 448
ISBN-13: 978-1-942952-65-7
Barcode: 9781942952657
Categories: Promotions
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Human rights
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Human rights > General
Books > Business & Economics > Economics > Political economy
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Poverty
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Social & political philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Social & political philosophy
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Unemployment
LSN: 1-942952-65-1

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