Olivia Saunders unveils ‘Tomato Economics’ in new book
Are there really insufficient resources available on the planet to sustain the current needs of humanity? Author Olivia Saunders counters the prevailing view of scarcity that throws the world into a frenzy of competition and greed, daring readers to embrace ‘Tomato Economics’ and shift their perspective to see the reality of the world’s current economic situation.
Saunders presents her challenge boldly and in no uncertain terms. In clear language that even the most inexperienced layman can penetrate, Saunders presents a lucid, reasoned argument for a new way to see the world’s resources and particularly the people who use them.
By denying the prevailing view of scarcity, which forces a pattern of dehumanizing competition, ‘Tomato Economics’ explains how the economics of abundance reorients the way human beings relate to each other, their communities and the world. By embracing ‘Tomato Economics’, the book dares readers to see the truth: there is more than enough - there is abundance.
Making a shift into the alternative scenario of abundance, argues Saunders, inevitably prompts a rebooting of existing economic structures and functions to conform to the principle of abundance. What follows is a lessening of the deprivation and suffering that naturally erupts as a consequence of the ‘scarcity’ economic models. This prohumanity paradigm shift, the author believes, is what is needed to solve an array of issues and problems that arise from the assumption that there is not enough.
“Traditional ‘solutions’ are not producing desired results. Too much of humanity is living in conditions of deprivation. The time is now to reconsider how economics and economies are structured and function,” says Saunders.
Entirely thought-provoking with research-backed evidence supporting its argument, “Tomato Economics” offers an in-depth look at the root of crucial community, national and world issues, by presenting piercing insights for a different kind of economics and economy.
The book will be launched on Tuesday 17th May, 10 am at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College where Olivia Saunders is Principal.