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Building a Win-Win World by Hazel Henderson

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CHAPTER 11PERFECTING DEMOCRACY’S TOOLS

Within this century human beings must make a quantum leap to enable us to manage our now accelerating global affairs. The human family will soon comprise six billion members—a condition beyond the experience of leaders, academics, and indeed anyone alive today. Humans now gobble up an unprecedented 40 percent of the primary production of all other species. Ninety-eight percent of the planet’s other species are green plants that humans and all other mammals and insects use for food and depend on for survival. Millions of refugees now flee collapsing societies and depleted ecosystems.

In Paradigms in Progress (1991, 1995), I viewed the history of the twentieth century as a series of ghastly experiments ...

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