What is right relationship? A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, resilience, and beauty of the commonwealth of life. It is wrong when it
OVERVIEW OF RIGHT RELATIONSHIP: BUILDING A WHOLE EARTH ECONOMY
Most people have been conditioned to accept the operation of the economy as an
article of faith. Unlimited growth and wealth accumulation are seen as the "natural law" of the economy and nothing can be done to alter this fact -- even if it means the integrity of Earth's ecological and social systems are severely damaged in the process. This "inconvenient truth" is now a moral challenge. We are faced with a choice: bring the economy into right relationship with the planet and its inhabitants, or suffer the consequences -- the increasing destruction of Earth's life support systems and social structures. Drawing on the Quaker principle of "right relationship," the book Right Relationship: Building a Whole Earth Economy presents a proposal for bringing our economy, our ethics, and our environment into alignment.
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