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Author: Peter Joseph Narrator: Peter Joseph Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2017 ISBN: 9781538438800
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Society is broken. We can design our way to a better one.

In our interconnected world, self-interest and social-interest are rapidly becoming indistinguishable. If current negative trajectories remain, including growing climate destabilization, biodiversity loss, and economic inequality, an impending future of ecological collapse and societal destabilization will make “personal success” virtually meaningless. Yet our broken social system incentivizes behavior that will only make our problems worse. If true human rights progress is to be achieved today, it is time we dig deeper—rethinking the very foundation of our social system.

In this engaging, important work, Peter Joseph, founder of the world’s largest grassroots social movement—the Zeitgeist Movement—draws from economics, history, philosophy, and modern public-health research to present a bold case for rethinking activism in the twenty-first century.

Arguing against the long-standing narrative of universal scarcity and other pervasive myths that defend the current state of affairs, The New Human Rights Movement illuminates the structural causes of poverty, social oppression, and the ongoing degradation of public health, and it ultimately presents the case for an updated economic approach. Joseph explores the potential of this grand shift and how we can design our way to a world where the human family has become truly sustainable.

The New Human Rights Movement reveals the critical importance of a unified activism working to overcome the inherent injustice of our system. This book warns against what is in store if we continue to ignore the flaws of our socioeconomic approach, while also revealing the bright and expansive future possible if we succeed.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Peter Joseph is one of the great visionaries of our time. If there’s a beautiful future—and I think there will be—then his fingerprints will be all over it.”

    Marianne Williamson, author of Tears to Triumph

  • “Peter Joseph is one of the great visionaries of our time. If there’s a beautiful future—and I think there will be—then his fingerprints will be all over it.”

    Marianne Williamson, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Since 9/11, security took over and retired human rights into a small closet. We need to get back to the issue of rights for all. Hopefully this important work will draw us closer to that reality and promise. Without economic realignment with nature to secure our habitat, along with conquering the sociological roots of fragmentation and bigotry, the human family is in peril.”

    Jack Healey, head of Human Rights Action Center

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hank Abilda | 8/19/2017

    " Excellent work. Well researched and critical for future progress. "

About the Author

Peter Joseph is an American musician, filmmaker, author, and social activist best known worldwide as the creator of the award-winning Zeitgeist Film Series and founder of the Zeitgeist Movement, a social sustainability advocacy group operating worldwide. Apart from ongoing feature-film projects, Joseph launched a free, television-style web series called “Culture in Decline,” which has been translated into over twenty-five languages, has received critical acclaim, and has scored millions of online views. Joseph has lectured around the world, including the UK, Canada, America, Brazil, and Israel on the subjects of cultural and social sustainability, the importance of critical thought, and the social role of the arts and scientific literacy. He was a featured speaker at the 2011 Leaders Causing Leaders Conference, and his work has been profiled in the New York Times, Huffington Post, the Marker, Free Speech TV, The Young Turks, Hollywood Today, the Examiner, and many other media outlets. He has participated in multiple TEDx events, has worked with the Global Summit, and is also a frequent social critic on the news network Russia Today.