In his article: Don’t Cry Over Dead Trade Agreements Professor Dani Rodrik pleads convincingly (I quote):
End of October I congratulated the Walloon government to oppose the CETA agreement betrween Canada and the European Union. only to disci-over, a day after my post, that they had given in to the powerful forces who had lobbied in favour of the big treaties CETA, TPP, TTIP. Or was it a game they had been playing to draw attention and popularity, or otherwise gain advantages on other fronts?
Yesterday my post was about ‘how to get out of the mess we are in”
Professor Dani Rodrick and George Montbiot all go in a direction we at ZERI believe in: subsidiarity
In a nutschell, what does ZERI believe in:
- We are faced with major World challenges
- These challenges, if unresolved, will inevitably lead to major geo-political (or other) crisis, since all is linked to all.
- Resolving them can lead to Ensuring World Peace for generations to come.
- We believe that Ensuring World Peace can only be achieved if we secure to all the people throughout the World a decent life, starting with ensuring that their basic needs are met
- The existing (global economic, financial, institutional, geo-political, education and many other… ) systems have shown their incapacity to achieve this.
- We believe that change can only come from focusing on ensuring that the basic needs of all are met in local territories, with what is locally available (inclusive finance): we call this the Blue economy