The Simpol Solution
Solving global problems could be easier than we think
by John Bunzl & Nick Duffell
Humanity is failing to tackle urgent global problems like climate change, tax havens, mass migration and wealth inequality. Meanwhile, voters are rebelling in the form of Brexit, Trump and the rise of the Far-Right. The SIMPOL SOLUTION reasons that there is just one barrier that prevents all governments from taking action: the fear that it would make their national economies uncompetitive. No nation can move first for fear of losing jobs and investment to others.
The SIMPOL SOLUTION identifies this as ‘Destructive Global Competition’, a global vicious circle in which we’re all caught. It’s not that governments don’t want to act, but that they can’t. Blaming governments or corporations, even protesting against social injustices, simply continues a ‘them-and-us' polarised politics that goes nowhere.
To find a way out, this book proposes an inner revolution in the way we think about and understand the world, a new more complex level of thinking that the authors call ‘world-centric’. They outline the necessary psychological steps needed to achieve this before introducing the SIMPOL SOLUTION – a simple but effective way for citizens to democratically impel governments to cooperatively solve multiple global problems, so opening the way to a just and sustainable future.
It's ambitious and provocative. Can it work? Certainly worth a serious try. Noam Chomsky
The best thing we have, at this time, for anything resembling a genuine world governing system. Ken Wilber, The Integral Vision
Bunzl and Duffell draw on an impressive range of sources and disciplines – from political science and psychology to economics and evolutionary biology – in a highly accessible style. Luis Cabrera, World Government Research Network
This extraordinary book lights the way forward. John Stewart, Author, Evolution’s Arrow
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Publishing Deal signed with Prometheus Books
We're delighted to announce that The Simpol Solution will be published in the U.S., Canada and The Philippines by Prometheus Books of Amherst, NY. Stand by for more information as we receive it.
KCL students volunteer to promote the book
Students from King's College London have volunteered to help promote The Simpol Solution through 180 Degree Consulting. Rachel Paya, Juliane Markscheffel, Giulia Moschetta, Yifei Zhao, Anne Luo, Mariana Azlan and Ellie Fishleigh are studying subjects including Political Economy, Geography and International Relations.