Issue 7 (Summer 2012) of B Beyond Magazine. From the Editor’s Letter:
B Beyond is an art and philanthropy periodical. Our editorials, however, are known for their punchy, often radical content and focus on the issues of the day.
The age of conscientious consumption has arrived – certainly, in the recession-ravaged West.
Calls for a more compassionate form of capitalism (and indeed for more compassionate forms of governing) are gaining momentum and can no longer be dismissed as the domain of ultra-left radicals and tree huggers. The unprecedented growth of private wealth – along with the ever increasing gap between the have and have-nots, at a time when politicians are advocating and enforcing painful austerity cuts – has created a climate of mass discontent throughout the Western hemisphere.
The world, in fact, is changing faster and more significantly than ever before – right before our eyes. Social media has given everyone a voice, the collective power of which is far reaching beyond casting a vote. It is a force we can only ignore at our own peril.
B Beyond is not politically aligned but it does broadly promote compassionate philanthropy and those who are better able to make a change for the better in the world through their philanthropic endeavours.