Here at RHM we believe that part of following Jesus’ commission of reshaping our society in such a way that also good news to the poor (Luke 4:18) includes understanding how we arrived at our present structure which creates inequality and poverty. If we do not understand our history we will repeat its mistakes in our future.
This book was recommended by one of our supporters and has turned out to be one of best books we have read so far this year. It’s our pleasure to feature it as June’s book of the month.
“Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. In making these things cheap, modern commerce has transformed, governed, and devastated Earth. In A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things, Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore present a new approach to analyzing today’s planetary emergencies. Bringing the latest ecological research together with histories of colonialism, indigenous struggles, slave revolts, and other rebellions and uprisings, Patel and Moore demonstrate that throughout history, crises have always prompted fresh strategies to make the world cheap and safe for capitalism. At a time of crisis in all seven cheap things, innovative and systemic thinking is urgently required. This book proposes a radical new way of understanding—and reclaiming—the planet in the turbulent twenty-first century.”
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