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New Prophets of Capital Verso Books
Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna
Mythmaking is as central to sustaining our present economy as profit-making. In the 1980s, Thatcher and Reagan's stories about welfare queens, greedy workers and the beauty of the free market cleared the way for an assault on organized labor that led to the boom times of the 1990s. With severe environmental degradation, breathtaking inequality, lousy job prospects and increasing alienation among youth today, capitalism would seem to have come up against its own contradictions. Yet in this moment of crisis, a new generation of wealthy mythmakers, masquerading as progressive thinkers, has emerged to reinvent the free market as the solution to society's problems. Aschoff examines how Steve Jobs uses ideas of "creativity" and "genius" to justify the income inequality in America and the exploitation of Foxxconn workers in China; how Oprah's philosophy of educating and believing in oneself perpetuates the myth that socioeconomic inequality can be eradicated if only individuals thought positively and bootstrapped their way out of poverty; how corporate philanthropy, as espoused by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, promotes the idea that political change happens from above; how Sheryl Sandberg's plea for women to "lean in" supposes that gender inequality can be solved, if women simply allow themselves to be more burdened with more responsibilities and work; and how philosophies of conscious capitalism, like the one promoted by Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, distracts from poor working conditions and low pay.
Empowerment Manual New Society Publishers
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Transition Town group involved in preparations for peak oil and climate change; an intentional community, founded with the highest ideals; a non-profit dedicated to social change -- millions of such voluntary groups exist around the world. These collaborative organisations have the unique potential to harness their members' ideals, passions, skills, and knowledge -- if they can succeed in getting along together. This is a comprehensive guide for groups seeking to organise with shared power and bottom-up leadership to foster vision, trust, accountability and responsibility. This desperately needed toolkit provides keys to: understanding group dynamics; facilitating communication and collective decision-making; dealing effectively with difficult people. Drawing on four decades of experience, Starhawk shows how collaborative groups can generate the co-operation, efficacy and commitment critical to success. Her extensive exploration of group process is woven together with the story of RootBound -- a fictional ecovillage mired in conflict -- and rounded out with a series of real-life case studies. The included exercises and facilitators toolbox show how to establish the necessary structures, ground rules and healthy norms. This is required reading for anyone who wants to help their group avoid disagreement and disillusionment and become a wellspring of creativity and innovation.
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