W. Bennett, Alan Borning, Deric Gruen
The quality of life of growing numbers of people on the planet is threatened by a set of systemic problems: dependence on fossil fuels, pressures for unrealistic levels of economic growth, inequitable distribution of wealth and income, the excesses and hidden costs of consumerism, and the undue influence of global corporations over working conditions, social well-being, and governing institutions. Growing economic inequality produces poor health and precarious life prospects for majorities in the Global South and for increasing numbers in the North. Billions of people in the Global South face food and water shortages, which, in addition to political…
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