The numbers speak for themselves. A disastrous worldwide trend over the last 100 years is illustrated in tables, graphs and analyses of natural resource reserves vs. production and consumption. The effects of world income distribution, objective limits to economic growth on a finite planet, the impossibility of providing full employment on a global scale and the role allotted to the Third World are laid out in black on white.
Updated tables and a new, compact format bring this volume of essential statistics to today's increasingly tense debate. The figures add up to an urgent call for a global commitment to alternative energies and conservation measures.
Pablo Rafael Gonzalez founded and was Director of the Political Analysis Office of the Venezuela Senate and served as Information Director of the Central Office of Coordination and Planning of the Republic Presidency.
As a researcher with a wide experience in the political sciences, economy and philosophy, his principal interest has been in themes as employment and economic growth, external debt, globalization, energy and natural resources.
Gonzalez has served as Assistant of the Congress President (1993); Executive secretary of the Parliamentary East Block (1990-1992); Counsellor of the Congress Presidency (1989); Counsellor of the Energy and Mines Senate Committee (1984-1988); Counsellor of the Deputies Chamber (1981-1983); Information Director of the Central Office of Coordination and Planning of the Republic Presidency, Cordiplan. Planning Ministry. (1974-1978).
Gonzalez is a professional journalist. A member of the Venezuelan Journalist College, his column “Current Affairs” appeared regularly in the Caracas daily, April.