Provision of Livelihood

Above all, these strategies will enable us to ensure that all have a livelihood. This is of central importance. The conventional economy sees no problem in allowing those who are most rich and powerful to take or destroy the business, markets and liveli­hoods of others, and thus accumulate to a few the wealth that was spread among many. The market system constantly worsens this problem. Globalisation is essen­tially about the elimination of the livelihoods of millions of people and the transfer of their business to a few giant corporations. A satisfactory society will not let this happen. One of its supreme priorities will be to ensure that all have the opportunity for worthwhile work and contribution, and clearly this is only possible if local communities have control of their own local economic development and can operate contrary to market forces.

Updated: October 27, 2015 — 12:08 pm