ABSTRACT

Globalization entails fundamental changes. Many people are not prepared for these and react mainly with fear and rejection. Two thirds of mankind, four billion people, are excluded from productive interactions, three billion of them are living in grinding poverty and without hope for improvements: how long will these people keep quiet? The precursors of heavy conflicts have already reached us in the form of wars, plagues, migration, environmental problems and terrorism. Can we keep on watching without intervening?