Political Perspectives on 04/03/13
A conversation with activist and author Jerry Mander about his latest book The Capitalism Crisis: Fatal Flaws of an Obsolete System.
In the 1960s, Mander was president of a major San Francisco advertising company before turning his talents to environmental campaigns. Mander worked with the noted environmentalist, David Brower, managing the Sierra Club's advertising campaigns to prevent the construction of dams in the Grand Canyon, to establish Redwood National Park, and to stop the U.S. Supersonic Transport (SST) project. In 1971 he founded the first non-profit advertising agency in the United States, Public Interest Communications.
Mander was the executive director of the International Forum on Globalization, which he founded in 1994, until 2009 and continues to serve on its staff as a Distinguished Fellow.
Mander's books include, in addition to this title, the best sellers Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television and In the Absence of the Sacred, others include, The Case Against the Global Economy And For a Turn Toward the Local, co-edited with Edward Goldsmith, Alternatives to Economic Globalization: A Better World is Possible and Paradigm Wars: Indigenous Peoples’ Resistance to Globalization.
NY Times environmental writer Andrew Revkin called Mander “The patriarch of the anti-globalization movement,” and Resurgence Magazine (UK) called Mander “One of the 100 leading visionaries of the 20th Century.”
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