"There is enough in the world to fill our needs but not our greeds," Hazel Henderson, co-director of the Princeton Center for Alternative Futures, said last night at a panel discussion at the Kennedy School with about 35 people with Henderson and Ira Einhorn, social activist and fellow of the Institute of Politics, as moderators.
Henderson discussed the inequities of the present system of social organization, stressing the manipulative role of bureaucracy and government and the need for oppressed members of society to take action to change the system.
The industrial world is suffering from "institutional sclerosis," Henderson said. She urged people to reorganize the present social system into one whose objectives are "smaller scale technologies and industries which don't create horrendous social effects."
"Since rationality dictates that we conserve our scarce and natural resources, we must now fully utilize our human resources. We must run our economy on a leaner mixture of capital and a richer mixture of labor," Henderson added