by Manuel Januário



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/17/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 326
ISBN : 9781480891241
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 326
ISBN : 9781480891258
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 326
ISBN : 9781480891265

About the Book

Andre is a rich landowner, while Mário is an immigrant college student. Although from different backgrounds, they both come to America to learn how to overcome economic underdevelopment in their own countries. Sadly, they discover that the American economic system perpetuates conditions of poverty for many while others become unreasonably rich, leaving behind a trail of environmental degradation.

It is Mário and Andre’s solid friendship that shows them the way forward. Through many twists and turns in several countries, their shared experiences teach them that underdevelopment can be overcome through a new economics of frugality (as opposed to the current economics of over consumption), that respects the economic rights of all our fellow earth citizens and the planet’s own sustainability.

Unfortunately, putting into practice their cooperative capitalism principles challenges installed interests and brings mortal danger into their sincerely committed lives.

About the Author

Manuel Januário is an American born in the Azores who earned his Master’s Degree in Adult and Continuing  Education from Washington State University USA. His vast and rich experience includes being the Executive Director of the Community Action Council of Spokane County, Washington State, as well as the director of the Employment Development Consortium of five Native American tribal governments. He is a lifelong long advocate for social justice and equity and currently lives in a rural community with his wife.