John Ralston Saul
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Philosophy of History
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Synopsis:
  • Grand economic theories rarely last more than a few decades
  • Open-market theory -1929
  • Communism 1917-1991
  • Keynesianism 1933-1979
  • Globalisation 1976-
  • Globalization
  • Ever-growing markets
  • Ever-higher productivity (technology)
  • Borderless managers
  • Critique of Globalization
  • Caused by geopolitical vacuum
  • Nation states replaced with transnational corporations
  • But natural resources and consumers live in real places
  • Modern democratic society is only superficially based on the individual and democracy
  • Knowledge has not made people more conscious: people live in inscrutable worlds where languages are highly technical
  • Money markets are pure inflation, cause instability, and produce no real growth
  • Global market forces do not serve the public good

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