There is little doubt that the global community is presently in the midst of a serious economic crisis.  As politicians in the United States and Europe remain at (prideful) loggerheads over what to do, scores of people are suffering from the economic impacts of the failing economy. The gap between the superrich and poor seems to be increasing by the second. For many, this is a question of basic resources—a question of life and death. Albeit in different ways, the popular movements of the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street in the United States and the street protestors in Greece, Spain, Italy, Germany and other nations reflect the concern and discontent at the present economic order. Clearly, something must change.

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