‘With economies stagnating, politics polarising, societies shattering and ecosystems suffering, I felt an urgent need to go walkabout last September.’
Orthodox is obsolete; conventional is kaput. We thought we knew how we make economics, politics and technology work for us. But increasingly, they are failing to run by the rules and systems we’ve honed over recent decades. Boom–bust economies, fractured and destructive politics, and a deeply degraded ecosystem are just some of the symptoms.
In this BWB Text acclaimed business journalist Rod Oram travels to Beijing, London and Chicago to explore these symptoms and to seek answers – and hope. Because if ten billion people are going to live well on this planet in 2050, we have to fundamentally change the way we do things.
What are BWB Texts?
BWB Texts are short books on big subjects by great New Zealand writers. Spanning contemporary issues, history and memoir, new BWB Texts are released regularly, and the series now amounts to well over fifty works.
All recently published BWB Texts can be purchased in print and digital formats using the ‘Buy’ or ‘Preorder’ buttons on this page. You can also subscribe to the series – a great gift idea! Find more information about subscription offers here.