With Author Tom Webb
Thursday 15 March 2018, 7:00PM to 8:30PM –
Room 132, Beveridge Arts Center (BAC) Acadia University
10 Highland Ave., Wolfville, N.S.
Exploring Public Policy – Hosted by the Kings South NDP
From Corporate Globalization to Global Co-operation explores some of the interconnected and disturbing trends facing our world and the links between them. It then looks at the neoclassical economic thinking developed to explain and justify why our world should be heading in these directions and the problems with that thinking. It also explores various business models and how neoclassical economics is fundamentally supportive of only one business model in spite of its increasingly destructive track record. It examines why capitalism is great for the very wealthy but bad for the planet, human society, communities and democracy
The book then explores alternative business models with a special focus on co-operatives. It suggests one healthy response to our challenging times is to shift our economy to one that is aligned with nature and focused on meeting human need without destroying the natural world. The potential of the co-operative business model to facilitate change is explored – its strengths and potential for improvement.
The author will touch on the key themes explored by the book and some additional insights on the congruence of co-operative organizational models with all life on the planet and especially human life. Questions and comments are welcome.
Tom Webb has served as an advisor to a prime minister and cabinet ministers, a senior manager in a large co-operative, Director of the St. F.X. Extension Dept., Manager of Co-operative Management Education at Saint Mary’s Sobey School of Business and has lectured across North America, Europe and Oceania.