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A Slow and Systematic Genocide   Leave a comment

A Slow and Systematic Genocide.

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Posted August 15, 2014 by Gaia Will Prevail in Uncategorized

American Empire: Reaping What It Has Sown in Latin America   Leave a comment

American Empire: Reaping What It Has Sown in Latin America.

Posted August 14, 2014 by Gaia Will Prevail in Uncategorized

We cannot shop our way out of environmental crisis, ‘green’ or not   Leave a comment

Systemic Disorder

Eight weeks ago, I wrote about the delusions of “green capitalism,” that there is no alternative to a dramatic change in the organization of the global economy. That led to a vigorous discussion, and I thank all of you who contributed to it.

This week, I’d like to return to this theme, in the form of discussing an interesting paper that I could then only quote briefly. The paper, “Green capitalism: the god that failed,” by Richard Smith of the Institute for Policy Research & Development in London, packs a powerful argument into its 33 pages. The paper was published in issue No. 56 (March 2011) of Real-World Economics Review. (That a publication for non-orthodox practitioners needs to take such a name speaks volumes of the field as a whole.) The author’s basic theses are:

  • “Green capitalism” is “doomed from the start” because maximizing profit and environmentalism…

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Posted August 5, 2014 by Gaia Will Prevail in Uncategorized