Governing the World: The Ethical Imperative, by De Waele, Martin
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- ISBN: 9781426932861 | 1426932863
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 8/20/2010
A large portion of the world lives in poverty, wars are commonplace, and natural resources are running out. The world is being mismanaged on a global scale, and no one seems to be offering solutions.No matter how democratic the political system, there is still fierce competition for wealth and power. Our accepted values and unquestioned assumptions have led the world as a whole to push aside important ethical considerations.DE WAELE offers new ideas to apply to world governance, taking an ethical approach that upholds the sacredness of life and human relationships. Only an ethically-based global governance can put things right-a system of ongoing ethical inquiry where economics and politics are oriented toward what is good for humans at the global, rather than the national, level.Albert Einstein, one of the great scientific and humanitarian thinkers of the twentieth century, observed, "The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them." Think in new ways and be inspired to be part of the solution inGoverning the World.