HUMAN POLITICS: HUMAN VALUE by Martin Whitlock
Towards a society for people as we really are (not as governments, economists and big corporations would like us to be). £12.99 from Mindhenge Books
For some time now, we have needed a book to lay out clearly, with evidence, what’s flawed in our current ways of thinking about society, its economic output, and how it is governed. The one I was sent to read by Mindhenge books a couple of weeks ago is near-perfect in its diagnosis and advocacy.
In calling the volume ‘Human Politics: Human Value’, the author Martin Whitlock nails it in the headline – it’s all about human creativity and contentment, not systemic ideologies – but his starting point is valuable insights and devastating data to show that in its social, economic, administrative and governmental values, Western society has truly lost a plot that – for a brief time from 1946 until 1971 – it did once have. Continue reading