Why are you crying?
An economy for whom?

by Nicholas Hildyard

first published 5 July 2017

Inequality worldwide is a problem not of poverty but of riches. This presentation (at “An Economy for Whom?” session at the Global Solidarity Summit in Hamburg, 5-6 July 2017) argues that such extreme inequality has not come about by accident and outlines some of the causes.

It concludes that our best hope for deflecting the lethal trajectory of capital lies in supporting, expanding and interweaving the numerous acts of commoning that daily assert the collective right of all, not just the few, to survival.

The starting point of that journey of solidarity is unlikely to be: “We have this campaign. This is where you sign up. This is what you have to do to support us”. The starting point is more likely to be: “Why are you crying?”