Nuovo Paese Dicembre 2017
The challenge: equality and environment
As we come to the end of another troubled year it is opportune to stress that the block to dealing with global challenges isn’t money, productivity or technology. In all of those resources humanity collectively has never been better placed.
Unlike the other socio-economic crisis point of modern times – the great Depression (correctly given the status of a proper noun) – today’s crisis is framed by abundance not scarcity.
Arguably the two biggest global and human challenges are repair and retention of the Planet as an ongoing habitat for life and reducing increasing and widespread economic inequality.
Evidence surrounding those two abounds. You do not even have to be convinced of the magnitude of global warming to realize that the Earth’s water, soil and air are dangerously polluted due to human activities and need cleaning up.
How to do so is hampered when global consciousness is at an all time low with the United Nations almost reduced to the status of a not for profit organization.
The expression of global power and influence – money and military – sometimes borders on the lawlessness, while national governments have followed the trend of outlawing themselves as decision makers in key economic matters.
In these pessimistic times we take heart from quotes from the Information Clearing House we publish on the page on the left about the nature of contemporary governance and what they suggest about us.
Finally, we wish all our readers well for the festive season and for a 2018 of successes and satisfactions as we struggle for progress and peace for all.