Reviews

The book is a how-to, “get serious about survival” guide, laying out a “global governance structure” and providing us with several strategies to try to get there.

- Publishers Weekly Review

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Praise for the book

"If you have seen the Occupy Wall Streeters but can't quite fathom either what they are trying to say or how they might actually succeed, Ross Jackson has something to tell you."

- Albert Bates, author of The Biochar Solution


Quotes from the Book

The grass roots can join together in the state capital and make a simple, reasonable, and doable demand for local action: a binding referendum on joining the Gaian League!

Foreign Policy in Focus - Review

Occupy World Street;is an excellent primer for anyone wondering how the global economy got to where it is now. Jackson provides a pithy overview of the role of the Bretton Woods institutions, particularly over the past three decades, as well as the policy changes that allowed financial institutions to precipitate the sub-prime mortgage crash. Jackson offers something for everyone from the befuddled citizen and novice activist to the well-informed academic. Though the first half makes for a shocking and disheartening read, Jackson’s book does not wallow in guilt and despair.

Rather, Jackson deftly outlines how Lovelock’s Gaia hypothesis can be used to make the world a more equitable, environmentally responsible and financially stable place. Jackson proposes that the a Gaian Development Bank, Gaian Clearing Union, and Gaian Trade Organization must replace the World Bank, IMF, and WTO (among others). These new institutions would be based on a new Gaian worldview that incorporates the human with the natural world. Therefore, the institutions would run on a system of ecological economics that takes the limits of an ecosystem into account to better ensure economic and environmental sustainability. Other less lofty solutions Jackson proposes are increasing reliance on biomimicry, permaculture, and ecovillages. Occupy World Street, like the Occupy Movement, transcends class, culture, and educational background to inform if not inspire readers.

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