Monthly Archives: September 2022

‘A new way of life’: the Marxist, post-capitalist, green manifesto captivating Japan

The message from Kohei Saito, an associate professor at Tokyo University, is simple: capitalism’s demand for unlimited profits is destroying the planet and only “degrowth” can repair the damage by slowing down social production and sharing wealth.

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Kai Heron, The Great Unfettering — a valuable review of critiques of degrowth and capitalism

In a recent contribution to Sidecar, Matthew Huber claims to present a ‘Marxist alternative’ to the ‘mish-mash ecologism’ and dead-end ‘utopianism’ that he says afflicts parts of the climate left. Finding evidence of these maladies in two recently published books … Continue reading

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Is a sustainable ocean economy realistic?

The world’s oceans face many crises, largely caused by humans, including warming waters, alarming rates of pollution, overfishing and the loss of more than half of all living coral reefs. These risks are acute for coastal communities that depend on … Continue reading

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