Fusion Economics: How Pragmatism is Changing the World

Fusion Economics: How Pragmatism is Changing the World

By: Laurence J. Brahm (author)Hardback

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The current international financial system has created a huge gap between the wealthy and the rest. Grounded and straightforward in his approach, Brahm calls for a turn away from economic systems dangerously steeped in ideology and stymied by politics, outlining a new global consensus based on pragmatism, common sense, and grass-roots realities.

About Author

Laurence Brahm is a global activist, social entrepreneur, international lawyer, political-economist, crisis mediator and author of over twenty books on Asia. He is the architect of the Himalayan and African Consensus, serving as executive director and co-founder of the African Consensus Forum. He divides his time between Asia and Africa convening multi-stakeholder dialogue between civil society, business and governments. Concurrently, he is advisor to China's Ministry of Environmental Protection and the European Commission's Directorate-General for the Environment, blueprinting green growth policies aimed at reducing total carbon in China through renewable and efficient energy replacement. He is a member of the United Nations Theme Group on Poverty and Inequality, NGO spokesperson to the United Nations Earth Summit 2012 (Rio+20) and was selected by ScenaRio as one of '100 Opinion Leaders Advising Rio+20'. Brahm is also a Visiting Fellow at the East-West Center for geopolitical research in Hawaii. His previous books include Zhu Rongji and The Transformation of Modern China (John Wiley, 2002), a bestseller in Asia, Searching for Shangri-La (Marshall Cavendish, 2006) and The Anti-Globalization Breakfast Club (John Wiley, 2009).

Contents

Preface: Voice of the Voiceless Fed Up With Television Talking Heads? Listen to Voices in the Street Introduction: The Washington Consensus is Dead! We Need a New Consensus PART I: FUSION ECONOMICS Burying Ideology, Dumping Theory, Adopting Pragmatism and Local Wisdom from the Street (or Jungle) 1. Re-Engineering China Ending Ideology and Getting Pragmatic 2. Voodoo Economics Oust Outside Theory and Adopt Local Solutions 3. Red Guards with Credit Cards Merge Planning and Market the Fusion Way PART II: PRAGMATIC IDEALISM Compassionate Capital, Stakeholder Value and Social Enterprise 4. The Tao of Shangri-la Learning Social Enterprise from Nomads and Monks 5. The Positive Energy Bank Advanced Economics Taught by Tibetan Lamas and Bodhisattvas 6. Creating Shambhala Building a Social Enterprise On Top of the World PART III: DIVERSIFIED LOCALIZATION Empowering People Brings Sustainable Security 7. The Disempowerment Factor Stop Terrorism at Its Root 8. Himalayan Consensus Happiness, Micro-Finance and Community Development 9. African Consensus Community Empowerment to Prevent Violence PART IV: The New Earth Consensus Community Consciousness and Planetary Survival 10. Occupy Your Mind The Peaceful Revolution Comes to America 11. Re-Pioneering America Revitalizing Communities and the Green Economic Grid 12. The World is Not Flat Back to Basics, Local Diversity, and Community Capital Regeneration 13. From Russia with Fusion Economics Rise of BRICS, a New Settlement Currency and Development Bank 14. We Want a Future Community, Renewability, and Survival of the Adaptable 15. Environmental Economics Cutting Semantics, Creating Real Green Growth For Survival Conclusion The Post Occupy World: Imagine an Economy Without Greed

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781137444172
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 255
  • ID: 9781137444172
  • weight: 565
  • ISBN10: 1137444177

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