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Alternatives to Economic Globalization, 2nd Edition by Jerry Mander, John Cavanagh

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Chapter EightAlternative Operating Systems(2)

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IN THE PREVIOUS CHAPTER we spoke about three central, related, operating systems of contemporary society—energy, transport, and manufacturing—and a fourth, the way we measure the success or failure of the other three, using the wrong standards for judgment. We charted new courses for all. In this chapter, we will discuss two more crucial operating systems—agriculture and media. Although these two are not as closely related as the previous group, each of them has a crucial influence and role everywhere on earth, and each is at an important point of crisis. It is mandatory that we address and correct the present direction of both of them.

And then, finally, we present a series of examples of groups ...

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