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In chapter 4, we listed ten principles that should set the standards for all economic activity: democracy, subsidiarity, ecological sustainability, common heritage, diversity, human rights, sustainable livelihoods and employment, food security and safety, equity, and the precautionary principle. These principles guide our recommended changes in the institutions that form the basic architecture of the global economy. No longer should bureaucracies and global corporations operate on their set of values, placing economic growth and corporate profits at the top of a hierarchy that does not take crucial social and ecological norms into consideration.

But our discussion would be incomplete if we did ...

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