Economic direct democracy: a framework to end poverty and maximize well-being

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(GovInn, May 2014)

Author: John Boik

The world is confronted by serious economic, environmental and social challenges. These include income and wealth disparities, climate change, habitat destruction and decaying infrastructure. The fact that all are related via economic components suggests that current economic systems are unsustainable. Unfettered capitalism itself is increasingly seen as part of the problem, as economists ranging from Thomas Piketty to Joseph Stiglitz demonstrate. The time is ripe to explore approaches beyond “capitalism as usual.”

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