New Book Explores Impact of Rapid Change on Social Ethics

London, 26 November, 2012: The human impact of new technologies and shifting medical ethics, the long-term effects of recession, the future of media and the press, the changing face of consumerism, the future shape of marriage and the family.

These are just a few of the major issues addressed in a wide-ranging new book by Social Commentator Mal Fletcher.

In Fascinating Times: A Social Commentary, Mal Fletcher explores the likely future impact of these and other issues on social ethics. Widely broadcast and published, Mal Fletcher has researched social trends for two decades and leads the London-based international Think Tank, 2020Plus

“Ethics is destiny,” says the author. “Our collective future is not shaped by our technologies; but by the ethical choices we make about them.”

“Change is healthy; societies are fluid. The opportunities we face require imagination and a new way of thinking, yet change must be pursued with an eye on the possible future implications of present-day choices.”

His aim, he says, is to inspire people to proactively engage change while reflecting on social values. “In setting our political, economic, media and technological ethics for the future,” he writes, “we can be adventurous, without pursuing change for change’s sake.”

Originally from Australia, Mal Fletcher is a frequent expert guest on BBC TV and radio programmes and on other media and press platforms in Europe. He has also appeared on national TV and radio in Australia. Mal has written ten books, which are available in five languages. 

The new book, an anthology of editorials and articles written between 2007 and 2012, is published by 2020Plus and is available on the Amazon Kindle e-book platform from November 30, 2012. For more, please visit: A PDF review copy, for accredited press and media, can be obtained by emailing  

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