Wednesday, 21 May 2014
A lot of disasters recently. All different but something in common
Turkish mining, the Rana Plaza clothing factory collapse in Bangladesh, the Lac-Megantic railroad disaster, and perhaps the mother of them all, the economic crash of 2008. People die, lose their savings, their jobs, pretty much everything. Never since the 1930's have Adam Smith's animal spirits seem more animalistic. There must be a better way, and there is: how about a social economy that puts people and the environment above self-aggrandizement?