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The SIMPOL Solution by John Bunzl and Nick Duffell

The SIMPOL Solution

The SIMPOL Solution by John Bunzl and Nick Duffell
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May 15, 2018 | 253 Pages
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“It’s a pleasure to read a book that captures the modern evolutionary worldview so well, and the authors’ actual solution is very clever. We even share an awareness of the need for a psychological therapeutic process and a global policymaking process.”

David Sloan Wilson, author of Does Altruism Exist? Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others and president of the Evolution Institute

“Imaginative, learned and full of passion, this book provides an elegant introduction to the damage created by the competitive imperatives of contemporary globalized capitalism. It shows the real possibilities of a world-centric paradigm shift, transcending from a competitive to a cooperative evolution and mode of consciousness. A potential political pathbreaker.”
 
Ugo Mattei, coauthor, Plunder: When the Rule of Law Is Illegal 
 
“A courageous and urgently needed book. It points to the crux of the issue: ‘We can’t solve the problems of the world with the same thinking that produced them.’ Einstein said this, and Bunzl and Duffell point the way to acting on it. This book needs to be read by just about everyone!”
 
Ervin Laszlo, author, philosopher and evolutionary systems theorist,
 and founder, the Club of Budapest
 
The SIMPOL Solution combines a razor-sharp description of today’s competitiveness conundrum—vital yet now locking us into self-destructive patterns—with an equally pithy practical solution. I’d love to see this plan in motion.”
 
Dr. Sally Goerner, author, After the Clockwork Universe, and science advisor, the Capital Institute
 
“Only through simultaneous policy change across nations could we hope to escape the iron grip of a competition regime that prevents governments from embracing the true public interest. SIMPOL’s ingenious technique for such worldwide action is underway—and everyone needs to know about it.”
 
Dr. Kerryn Higgs, historian and author, Collision Course: Endless Growth on a Finite Planet
 
“An encouraging first step, truly workable and pragmatic. The SIMPOL solution consists of actions that can be taken—and, in many cases, already have been taken—that create beginning networks of internationally indexed and unified governing agreements. This is the best thing we have, at this time, for anything resembling a genuine and functional world-governing system.” 
 
Ken Wilber, consciousness theorist and author, The Integral Vision
 
“Takes a welcome, fresh look at political/economic reality and clearly explains the psychology behind why we need new eyes to see how we might force politicians to change the world on our behalf.”
 
Joris Luyendijk, author, journalist and talk-show host

The SIMPOL Solution does not pretend to provide a perfect blueprint, but it does point a way to approach many of the world’s most pressing problems. Given the bleak realization that the majority of political-economic and ecological problems cannot be resolved on either a local or a national basis, the book advocates a citizen’s campaign to press all political leaders—whether left, right, or center—to declare that they will work to implement practical policies based on interstate compromises for the most important issues impacting our daily lives—if not our very survival. But as has always proved to be the case, whether or not resolutions to our most pressing problems can eventually be achieved remains in the dirty details.”

Hall Gardner, author of World War Trump

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