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This site started in 2009 when ‘The Rise and Fall of Management’ was published. It focused mainly on how the practice of professional management had been corrupted by the blind acceptance of what Sumantra Ghoshal referred to simply as bad theory.  He was referring to neoclassical economic theory as advanced by Milton Friedman emphasising the interests of shareholders over all other stakeholders.

An alternative  approach was outlined in ‘The Road to Co-operation’, based on concern for the interests of all stakeholders, ie all people.

Fighting for fairness is based on a fundamental logic rather than any particular political belief.  That logic is summarised by two important distinctions which are crucial to effective  political-economic decision making. The first is that between practice and theory; the second between the real and financial economies. 

Prioritising theory and the financial economy, as has been done in Anglo-America since the 1980s, results inevitably in the grossest inequalities both within and between economies, leading inevitably to widespread environmental destructions and the evasion and avoidance of financial responsibilities.  That was outlined in the co-authored text, ‘Fighting Corporate Abuse: Beyond Predatory Capitalism’.

Fighting for fairness, on the other hand, prioritises the practicalities of what works, rather than much falsified theory. And it focuses on the real economy which could provide the needs and wants of all people in the context of a fully sustainable planet earth.  That position is summarised  in ‘Remaking the Real Economy: Escaping Destruction by Organised Money’. 

Remaking the Real Economy

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