From Global Dependence To Local Interdependence
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Jerry Mander & Helena Norberg-Hodge:
Jerry Mander in his book In Absence of the Sacred wrote so eloquently on the pluses of non-profit’s versus for-profit businesses, that we incorporated Mountain Spirit as a 501-(c)-3 non-profit organisation because of it.
In my meanderings on the internet today, I noticed he has collaborated with a new hero of mine, Helena Norberg-Hodge on a downloadable podcast. Below is some background..
Global “free trade” was supposed to promote general peace and prosperity. But we are belatedly finding that these effects only accrue to the global megacorporations that are destroying local economies, cultures, and the natural environment that supports us all. Jerry Mander, founder of International Forum on Globalization, author of Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television and co-editor of The Case Against the Global Economy, describes the challenges we are all facing, as well as the chances we now have to turn things around. Helena Norberg-Hodge, a Swedish philosopher, teacher and activist, provides further detail on the realities of global commerce, and how to counter its hold on our society. “The work we need to do is so enriching, and so much more fun,” she says, “and we can do it right now if we understand how.” Included in Deep Ecology for the 21st Century.
Norberg-Hodge has intimately studied the culture and society of Ladakh, and is the author of Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh and From the Ground Up.