He’s an octogenarian, occasionally quite unwell ... but absolutely indefatigable. Max Bound is a legend. A regular contributor to TT, he’s just published Greed or Survival ... his cry from the heart of immense experience for a fairer society. Pete Hay will launch Greed or Survival on April 12 (5.30 pm) at The Hobart Bookshop.
We don’t have to continue to be victims of the whims and fancies of the money grubbers.
We could say NO to greed and organise society to produce, and to distribute in an equitable manner, those possessions that make life more pleasant for all.
That is to say we could end the focus on creating wealth for the few, a focus that is destroying the resources our physical environment provides and so destroying the possibility of a decent human future for the young and as yet unborn.
A genuinely democratic society, built on peace and cooperation and sustainable in social economic and ecological terms, is possible.
And this is what writer and poet Tim Thorne says about Max:
Max Bound has spent a lifetime as an activist and organiser. That his work in any number of political, industralia and environmental campaigns has been so effective is because his life has embodied the principle of the situation and on a theory of political economy that comes out of that sound analysis. This book demonstrates the theoretical and analytical mind behind all that work. It is valuable reading for anyone who wants to comprehend the world today, and essential reading for anyone who wants to change it.
And this is what writer and thinker John Biggs says about Max:
A brilliant analysis of the economic and political drivers of current society that is as comprehensive as it is penetrating. Max Bound shows how corporate greed and political connivance have corrupted almost every corner of society, to the great detriment of the bulk of humankind but for the vast benefit of the mega-wealthy few: a situation that is as intolerably unjust and as it is suicidally unsustainable. His conceptual analysis convinces that we need to restructure the very basis of society, at the same time suggesting how we may start to go about it. A desperately needed analysis for these times - and an intellectual tour de force.
First published: 2012-03-19 03:55 AM