The World in Our Hands covers the origins and reasons for the current economic and political climate globally. It explains the reasons why suffering is persistent today even with our mass technology. The way in which we humans organize ourselves in society has created unemployment and economic exploitation due to the nature of our current system. The reasons behind why this system persists are what I examine. To understand the core reasons behind the suffering of our people is what will give us the tools to change how the system works and end needless suffering. I examine many facets of political academia and societal trends to pinpoint why we live in this current state on Earth.