Column #79: Sara Larrain R., "Winning
in the Global Economy: Chile’s Dark Victory."
is the current poster child of export-led growth. Larrain argues that its
economic success is based on unsustainable exploitation of its human and natural

Column #80: Bishan Singh, "Economics
without Ethics: The Crisis of Spirituality."
Argues that an economics without ethics inevitably becomes an
economics of greed and avarice. Discusses citizen efforts to create ethical

Column #81: Tony Quizon, "Food Security
for People."
Presents an Asian NGO charge to the World Food
Summit to recognize that agriculture is primarily about people–not simply
finance and technology.


Article #15: John H. Hotson, "Understanding
We live in a world of money with little understanding of what money is or
how it is created. Hotson traces the history of paper money and how it began as
a fraud and continues as a con game by which public wealth is systematically
transferred to bankers and financiers.

Article #16: David C. Korten, "There’s
a Dangerous Flaw in ‘Global Economy’ Concept."
Concerned by the
devastating consequences of economic globalization, some corporate leaders are
sounding a warning that corrective action must be taken to make the global
economy work for ordinary people. However, the only way to fix it is to
relocalize economies.

Article #17: Maude Barlow, "Globalization
and the Dismantling of Canadian Democracy, Values and Society."
Global corporations are virtually dictating Canadian public policy in their own
narrow and short-sighted interest. Citizens are mobilizing to reclaim democracy
and stop the corporate deconstruction of Canadian society.

Article #18: Dr. Rashmi Mayur, "Eco-Habitats:
Fulfilling a Dream for Humanity."
Modernism’s urban vision has
proven a nightmare for most people. We must embrace a new vision of the future
based on the creation of eco-habitats as places for healthy living.

Article #19: David C. Korten, "Limits
to the Social Responsibility of Business."
Because global
finance and corporations have become the planet’s most powerful institutions, we
now turn to them with a plea to use their power responsibly. Such calls neglect
the nature of the system itself and the extent to which it precludes responsible


This is a new feature series profiling the current work of selected
PCDForum contributing editors and their thinking about movement strategy. These
profiles build awareness of the growing power of the movement, share innovative
strategies, and provide motivating examples of ability of a creative and
committed individual to contribute to creating a better world. 

Profile #1: Marilyn Mehlmann. Advancing voluntary simplicity through GAP International.

Profile #2: Sara Larrain R. Creating awareness of the reality behind the facade of Chile’s economic "miracle"
and building a movement for Sustainable Chile.

Profile #3: Vandana Shiva. Protecting biodiversity through restoring India’s small farm culture.