Can the ethic and practice of sharing really can create fairer, more sustainable and more democratic societies - and if so, how is it going to happen? The following talk by STWR was given at the event 'Reclaim the Alternative' held in Brighton, UK.
In this ongoing series of studies by STWR’s founder, Mohammed Sofiane Mesbahi, he investigates the meaning and significance of the principle of sharing from spiritual and psychological as well as social, economic and political perspectives.
As the further evidence comes to light of how our economic systems are decimating the natural world, sharing is fast emerging as the central theme in the discourse on how to ensure prosperity for all within planetary boundaries.
We need to talk a lot more about sharing as a way to radically reframe the post-growth debate, argues a recent report from the Green House. If growthism is the substitute for a more just and equal society, then it's time that we all start saying so - and embrace a new common sense for sharing.
The latest bestseller in economics has done a great deal of service to progressives in highlighting the imperative of shared wealth. But given the social and ecological limits to economic growth, this emerging conversation on global sharing has to get a lot more radical.
¿Cómo podemos generar conciencia de que el compartir es la solución a una crisis planetaria, y la última esperanza que nos queda para rehabilitar un mundo dividido? Es central a esta pregunta el problema de los “ismos”, en los cuales nuestra complacencia se ha intelectualizado a fin de justificar su existencia como normal.
“Compartir es la clave para resolver los problemas del mundo”. Tal declaración es tan simple que puede fracasar en hacer un llamamiento, por lo que si queremos comprender lo que significa debemos ir mucho más profundo en esta materia.
The implications of moving towards a global sharing economy are immense, but there are many reasons to embrace this simple concept - which is far more radical and urgent than it may at first seem. As a primer from STWR makes clear, the necessity of sharing the world’s resources is central to the most critical issues that humanity faces in the 21st century.