Monthly Archives: November 2019

Mass consumerism is decimating our planet. This Black Friday, let’s take a stand

With climate catastrophe on the horizon, we should reject this orgy of consumption – and find joy in not shopping at all https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/29/mass-consumerism-black-friday-climate-catastrophe-consumption-shopping

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Bolivia, Lithium and Hijacking the Environmental Movement

The price of renewable energy continues to drop, which is a good thing, and some new technologies like that from Bill Gates hold promise. But no single disruptive energy generating technology has emerged to sufficiently course-correct against ecological collapse…. As … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

It’s not thanks to capitalism that we’re living longer, but progressive politics

Jason Hickel In recent years prominent pundits including Steven Pinker, Jordan Peterson and Bill Gates have invoked the progress in global life expectancies to defend capitalism against a growing tide of critics. It’s a familiar story. The prevailing narrative is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Don’t Be Scared About The End Of Capitalism—Be Excited To Build What Comes Next

By Jason Hickel and Martin Kirk7 minute Read This story reflects the views of these authors, but not necessarily the editorial position of Fast Company. These are fast-changing times. Old certainties are collapsing around us and people are scrambling for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Two new books on the Green New Deal

Does the Green New Deal assume a faith in “green growth”? Does the Green New Deal make promises that go far beyond what our societies can afford? Will the Green New Deal saddle ordinary taxpayers with huge tax bills? Can … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Venice City Council Chamber Floods Minutes After Members Vote Down Climate Crisis Amendment

It seemed like divine intervention—or at least the hand of Gaia. Minutes after the Venetian city council voted down a resolution addressing the climate crisis Wednesday, the council chambers were filled with water for the first time in history, the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Walden Bello: We Have to Move to a Post-Capitalist System

World-renowned scholar Walden Bello on the financialization of the Chinese economy, the middle-class roots of far-right movements, and the urgent need for a radical alternative to capitalism’s crises. https://jacobinmag.com/2019/10/walden-bello-interview-capitalism-china

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment