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The New World Order: crisis in ethics and rationality
By Marcos Arruda, PACS-PRIES/CS, 8 November 1995. The current backdrop to international relations is the globalization of relations of production and social relations under the planet-wide sway of the Market and Capital. An examination of globalization, the major challenges it raises and a criticism of the ethics that pervades it. A proposal for another kind of globalization centered on the human person and grounded in an ethics of responsibility, collaboration and solidarity.
Economic myths
By David C. Korten, 13 March 1998. Extract from the author's When Corporations Rule the World. We should be more than skeptical of an economic model that calls on us to give up all loyalty to place and community. Millions of people around the world are no longer buying this monumental fraud against humanity-and their numbers are growing.
The real score
By Renato Constantino, Manila Bulletin 3 May 1998. It is now fairly easy to recognise globalisation for what it really is. It is the rule of the Bretton Woods Twins and the WTO which regulate and intervene in the affairs of the South. It is the means by which the South will not be allowed to threaten the gains of the North under colonialism and neocolonialism.
The Global Economy: Can it be Fixed?
By Dr. David C. Korten, 31 October 1998. Presentation at first major international meeting that brings together supports and opponents of globalization. We face very basic questions as to the goals and values we want our economies to serve. The issues go far beyond tinkering with trade rules at the margin.
Whose world order? Conflicting visions
By Noam Chomsky, speech at the Opera House, Willington, New Zealand, 10 November 1998. The reinstating of the traditional order, tarnished by its association with fascism, became a primary task of the early post-World War II years. It was achieved to a considerable extent, often in pretty ugly ways. The institutional framework that was designed for world order 50 years ago.
New economic values
Mainichi Shimbun, 6 January 2000. Many of the activities that characterize our modern industrial civilization—mass production, mass consumption, and mass disposal—are dependent on the exploitation of our natural and energy resources. And these activities have been legitimated by an ideology that looks upon economic growth as inherently good.
New Economy has no barriers
By Matthias Yao, The Straits Times, 20 July 2000. [A capitalist view.] The New Economy is different from the Old Economy in three ways. Knowledge, globalisation and IT all now play a role in the creation of new value, The effect on labour is that physical labour is no longer as highly valued as before. Nowadays, machines are cheap, and people are expensive.
What's So New About the ‘New Economy’?
By Todd Scarth, 31 July 2000. According to legions of cheerleaders disguised as e-journalists, some time after the recession of the early 1990s someone sneaked in and replaced our old economy with a shiny new one in which we all work with our brains, not our hands; matter doesn't matter; tangible assets are merely a burden; and the industrial age has been replaced by the information age.
Buddhist economics
By James East, The Straits Times, 17 August 2000. Professor Apichai Phanthasen, of Bangkok's Thammasat University, says Western economists have got it all wrong and he is about to tell Thais as much in a radical new book due to hit the shelves within weeks.