Andrew Simms

Andrew Simms

We Want More Than This: Why a Better World is in Our Grasp

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Fri 27 May 2016

Andrew Simms

We Want More Than This: Why a Better World is in Our Grasp

Andrew Simms
Fri 27 May 2016,

We are in the grip of accelerating climatic upheaval and divisive global inequality. Rapid transition to a new economic system is urgently needed. But the message seems to be that there is no alternative. Is that true?

Around the world, people of all political persuasions are departing from the old orthodoxies, creating radical working examples of a new economic system. A great moment of global despair is being turned into an opportunity to re-imagine how we can organise our lives and economic affairs. Where reactionary, short term interests apply the ‘shock doctrine’, others are using the hope principle to lay the foundations for a rapid transition to a better world in which people can thrive within planetary boundaries.

Andrew Simms presents field notes of hope, not from imaginary lands but from practical utopias. These are places where things may not be perfect, but where real people are proving that better worlds are possible.

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