Wednesday, 22 May 2013 09:36
Cheap solutions for Australia
Social humanism and socialism aim to maximize human happiness, human opportunity and human dignity. In contrast, the prevalent corporatist, neoliberal culture wants to maximize freedom for the smart and advantaged to profit from the resources of the world with an asserted “trickle down” effect bringing benefits to the less smart and less advantaged. However the worsening climate crisis and mounting social inequity in the Western democracies (aka Murdochracies, Lobbyocracies and Corporatocracies) have underscored the failure of neoliberalism (for a detailed discussion see “Social Humanism. A new metaphysics” by Melbourne philosopher Professor Brian Ellis; for review see Gideon Polya, “Book Review: “Social Humanism. A New Metaphysics” By Brian Ellis - Last Chance To Save Planet?” Countercurrents, 19 August 2012).