We are More Than This

We are More Than This : Evidence from a Better World

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Imagine, two hundred years ago, saying you wanted to live in a country where all children could go to school and not work in factories, where slavery was abolished, women had the vote, where there was a health service for everyone and you got the weekend off. They would have called you crazy. It has been said by great modern minds that it is easier to envision the end of the world than it is the end of the current economic system. But what if we've been overlooking the saplings of a better system already growing up around us? Why don't we aim for the best society we can, no matter how far-fetched it might currently seem? In the five-hundredth anniversary of Thomas More's Utopia, Andrew Simms examines the evidence of the best that the world has had to offer society so far, and imagines a place in which these better ways have become the norm.
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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 153 x 234mm
  • Little, Brown
  • London, United Kingdom
  • No illustrations
  • 1408707772
  • 9781408707777

About Andrew Simms

Andrew Simms is the author of several books including the bestselling Tescopoly. He is a Fellow of nef (the new economics foundation), trained at the London School of Economics and was described by New Scientist magazine as, 'a master at joined-up progressive thinking.' He is also one of the UK's leading campaigners who coined the term 'Clone Towns,' co-authored the groundbreaking Green New Deal, was one of the original organisers of the campaign to cancel poor country debt, and devised how to mark the day in the year when the world enters 'ecological debt.' Andrew witnessed first hand for more than twenty years failed international efforts to solve critical economic and environmental problems, from extreme poverty to climate change. Andrew Simms is Policy Director of the New Economics Foundation (NEF) and a board member of Greenpeace UK. He is the author of Tescopoly and writes on various issues including climate change and globalisation.
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