Occupy World Street by Ross Jackson
A Global Roadmap for Radical Economic and Political Reform

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Ordinary citizens the world over have long paid the price for the swashbuckling behavior of the corporate and political elite. We've seen the reigning establishment widen the gap between rich and poor, champion endless growth on a finite planet, wreak havoc on developing nations, and ravage ecosystems in a mad race for natural resources.


Now, as demonstrators worldwide demand change, Occupy World Street offers a sweeping vision of how to reform our global economic and political structures, break away from empire, and build a world of self-determining sovereign states that respect the need for ecological sustainability and uphold human rights.


In this refreshingly detailed plan, Ross Jackson shows how a handful of small nations could take on a leadership role; create new alliances, new governance, and new global institutions; and, in cooperation with grassroots activists, pave the way for other nations to follow suit.

 

About Ross Jackson

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Ross Jackson has a PhD in operations research (the theory and practice of problem solving). He was born in Canada in 1938 and educated in Canada and the USA. Jackson has lived in Denmark since 1964 and been a Danish citizen since 1972. For many years, he was a very successful businessman and independent management consultant in the field of information technology, working in many branches of business, later specializing in investment and international finance. He is now semiretired, focusing on writing and Gaia Trust.
 
Published January 31, 2012 by Chelsea Green Publishing. 336 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Jackson does not, strictly speaking, restate the Club of Rome conclusions of yore, but the approach is much the same, including abundant graphs and charts, a broad-ranging survey of ecological and political crises to come and a rather scattershot approach, with raw notes poured into paragraph for...

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Jackson, chairman of the Danish-based foundation Gaia Trust and co-editor of Gaian Economics: Living Well Within Planetary Limits, provides a comprehensive and lucidly written history of neoliberal economics and its effects, tracing the inequalities inherent in neoliberal economic planning.

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Grasping this nettle in the qlobal context, Ross floats many bold proposals for linking like-minded communities and countries in a new kind of global governance with the goal of promoting diversity, localism, and sustainable forms of development.” In Occupy World Street, Jackson delivers one of t...

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and “ecological economics,” which derives from the laws of physics and biology and recognizes that the economic system is “embedded in an ecosystem [that] is finite.” Jackson details how to implement a Gaian world order that promotes global cooperative governance.

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