Permacrisis : A Plan to Fix a Fractured World Hardback
'An insightful playbook for getting out of the permacrisis we seem mired inâ€™ - Walter Isaacsonâ€˜A sensible plan for reform that can help us create a fairer and more equitable worldâ€™ -Â Sheryl SandbergDo you feel like weâ€™re in a permacrisis?
Chances are you feel some anxiety about the state of the world.
Gordon Brown, Mohamed A. El-Erian and Michael Spence certainly did. Three of the most internationally respected and experienced thinkers of our time, these friends found their pandemic Zooms increasingly focused on a cascade of crises: sputtering growth, surging inflation, poor policy responses, an escalating climate emergency, worsening inequality, increasing nationalism and a decline in global co-operation. They shared their fears and frustrations. And the more they talked, the more they realised that while past mistakes had set the world on this bumpy course, a better path leading to a brighter future exists.
Informed by their different perspectives, they sought a common goal: achievable solutions to fix our fractured world.
This book is the product of that thinking. Â At the heart of todayâ€™s permacrisis are broken approaches to growth, economic management, and governance.
While these approaches are broken, they are not beyond repair.
An explanation of where weâ€™ve gone wrong, and a provocative, inspiring plan to do nothing less than change the world, Permacrisis: A Plan to Fix a Fractured World, written with Reid Lidow, sets out how we can prevent crises and better manage the future for the benefit of the many and not the few. The longer a problem goes unresolved, the worse it will get; thatâ€™s what happens in a permacrisis â€“ and thatâ€™s why we must act now.
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