Hello, I am a gandhian scholor & have deep knoledge in gandhian philosphy. I am working in Gandhi Research Foundation. I am editor of bio monthaly magzine ' Khoj Gandhi Ki.' I want friendship with you for the piece of the word.
Shama, you are absolutely right. The thing is: it is most difficult to do simplest things. By the way globalisation is an attack on these very values. There was nothing to expect. it is market globalisation. Only markets were expanded and at the cost of poor countries. World Bank and IMF were pressurising them to 'adjust' their policies, meaning they had to withdraw government role in distributing benefits. Governments were asked to reduce their expenses. All this was for Multinationals. And yet, the housing bubble burst in USA and along with it dragged the economy of the whole world. Again, the poor were the worst sufferers. And the champions of the markets pleaded with their governments to bail them out! The same governments that were not supposed to bail their poor out!
So, things are much more complicated now than they were some years ago. The world WILL have to return to Gandhi not only in economics but in politics too. Maybe, it may not be exectly what Gandhi prescribed but it will be a matter of degree, not of kind. Thanks.