Column #79: Sara Larrain R., "Winning in the Global Economy: Chile's Dark Victory." Chile is the current poster child of export-led growth. Larrain argues that its economic success is based on unsustainable exploitation of its human and natural resources.

Column #80: Bishan Singh, "Economics without Ethics: The Crisis of Spirituality."Argues that an economics without ethics inevitably becomes an economics of greed and avarice. Discusses citizen efforts to create ethical economies.

Column #81: Tony Quizon, "Food Security for People." Presents an Asian NGO charge to the World Food Summit to recognize that agriculture is primarily about people--not simply finance and technology.


Article #15: John H. Hotson, "Understanding Money." We live in a world of money with little understanding of what money is or how it is created. Hotson traces the history of paper money and how it began as a fraud and continues as a con game by which public wealth is systematically transferred to bankers and financiers.

Article #16: David C. Korten, "There's a Dangerous Flaw in 'Global Economy' Concept." Concerned by the devastating consequences of economic globalization, some corporate leaders are sounding a warning that corrective action must be taken to make the global economy work for ordinary people. However, the only way to fix it is to relocalize economies.

Article #17: Maude Barlow, "Globalization and the Dismantling of Canadian Democracy, Values and Society." Global corporations are virtually dictating Canadian public policy in their own narrow and short-sighted interest. Citizens are mobilizing to reclaim democracy and stop the corporate deconstruction of Canadian society.

Article #18: Dr. Rashmi Mayur, "Eco-Habitats: Fulfilling a Dream for Humanity." Modernism's urban vision has proven a nightmare for most people. We must embrace a new vision of the future based on the creation of eco-habitats as places for healthy living.

Article #19: David C. Korten, "Limits to the Social Responsibility of Business." Because global finance and corporations have become the planet's most powerful institutions, we now turn to them with a plea to use their power responsibly. Such calls neglect the nature of the system itself and the extent to which it precludes responsible management.


This is a new feature series profiling the current work of selected PCDForum contributing editors and their thinking about movement strategy. These profiles build awareness of the growing power of the movement, share innovative strategies, and provide motivating examples of ability of a creative and committed individual to contribute to creating a better world. 

Profile #1: Marilyn Mehlmann. Advancing voluntary simplicity through GAP International.

Profile #2: Sara Larrain R. Creating awareness of the reality behind the facade of Chile's economic "miracle" and building a movement for Sustainable Chile.

Profile #3: Vandana Shiva. Protecting biodiversity through restoring India's small farm culture.