Global Grand Challenges

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Global Grand Challenges

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  1. Deforestation and desertification
  2. Genocide
  3. Resource scarcity - water rights, clean air, clean food
  4. Standing armies
  5. High Gini Coefficient
  6. Patent system that encloses public knowledge
  7. Lack of public access to published journals. Solution possibility: cross subsidization or institution only pay for the service
  8. Limitation of liability
  9. Biodiversity loss
  10. Alienation from work
  11. Access to healthcare
  12. Illiteracy, and especially collaborative illiteracy
  13. Innumeracy and Scientific Illiteracy
  14. Corporate funded research
  15. Pollution, especially water pollution
  16. Corrupt institutions
  17. Economic system based on proprietary development as opposed to open source product development
  18. Training as opposed to education
  19. Disciplinary thinking
  20. Agricultural monoculture
  21. Fossil fuel energy
  22. Global supply chains via cost extrernalization
  23. Externalization of social, environmental, and lifetime costs
  24. Slavery, including wage slavery
  25. Consequences of Colonialism + Neocolonialism
  26. Depression
  27. Insurance Racket
  28. Corrupt Officials and Bribes

Global Solutions

  1. Education
  2. Democracy
  3. Transparency
  4. Open source product development
  5. Distributed production and especially Distributive Enterprise
  6. Afforestation
  7. Agricultural perennial polyculture
  8. Renewable energy
  9. Regenerative development of land
  10. Economics based on full cost accounting
  11. Building of (Renewable and self sustaining) Economies + Medical Sysytems + Infastructure in Developing and/or Island countries, Or rural areas of ones

that do not fit those prior conditions, yet face similar problems