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“Don’t leave the economy to the“ experts ”!

By Fiorella Carollo

In the year 1991 Helena N. Hodge published a book that has been read all around the world. With the significant title “Ancient Futures” it recounted her experience and her bear witness as a Westerner who lived for more than twenty years in that strip of land at the foot of the Himalayas called Ladakh. In the first years of her stay, this region still lived according to millennial rhythms that ensured its inhabitants a dignified even if spartan life. Life was marked by agricultural activities and the crops provided subsistence, community life, redistribution, bartering with neighboring communities, a spirit of community. With the arrival of globalization even in this remote strip of land, not only has this life been upset but replaced with a less sustainable one.

In 2011 Helena…

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