CHAPTER 1GLOBAL ECONOMIC WARFARE VERSUS SUSTAINABLE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: FLASH POINTS, TRENDS, AND TRANSITIONS

After the Cold War, the six-thousand-year-old competition/ conflict paradigm transmuted into the spread of market capitalism, global corporations, and competitive economic warfare. Management theorists and journals such as Fortune began to describe the global economy as a jungle or a new military theater for all-out economic warfare. The global economic warfare system collided with trends leading toward more sustainable forms of development. The common definition of sustainable development is “development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”111

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