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Global “free trade” was supposed to promote general peace and prosperity. However, we are belatedly finding that these effects only accrue to the global megacorporations that are destroying local economies, cultures, and the natural environment that supports us all. Jerry Mander, author of Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television and co-editor of The Case Against the Global Economy, and for a Turn Toward the Local, describes the challenges we are all facing, as well as the chances we now have to turn things around. Helena Norberg-Hodge, a Swedish philosopher, teacher and activist, provides further detail on the realities of global commerce, and how to counter its hold on our society. “The work we need to do is so much more fun, and so enriching,” she says, “and we can do it right now if we understand how.” Norberg-Hodge has intimately studied the culture and society of Ladakh, and is the author of Ancient Futures: Lessons from Ladakh for a Globalizing World and From the Ground Up: Rethinking Industrial Agriculture. (hosted by Michael Toms)
Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 10/1/1998 Program Number: 2722
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