Vox Populi: Realistic Philosophy for the Political Economy of Future Humanity

Chapter 00: The Problem

THE PROBLEM STATEMENT


A growing number of people, worldwide, agree that the present configuration of human economic and social activities is inconsistent with an expectation that it can be continued in its present form. This developing conviction displays a crisis of belief and trust in the inherited socio-economic paradigm which is contributing to the destabilising of societies and economic systems across the planet. This process is perceived to be an imminent and credible threat to the medium-term survival of the dominant forms of civilisation and also, perhaps, for the long-term survival of the human species in any meaningful state of individual well-being.

Phase 1: PROBLEM DISCUSSION