Archive | May, 2011

Green capitalism: the god that failed

Maximizing profit and saving the planet are inherently in conflict. No amount of tinkering with the market can brake the drive to global ecological collapse ===== by Richard Smith Institute for Policy Research & Development, London Summary In rejecting the antigrowth approach of the first wave of environmentalists in the 1970s, pro-growth “green capitalism” theorists of […]

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The Ecological Rift: Capitalism's War on the Earth

The Ecological Rift: Capitalism's War on the Earth

John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark and Richard York The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth. Monthly Review Press, New York, 2010.  reviewed by Simon Butler Climate change is often called the greatest environment threat facing humanity. The threat is very real. Unless we cut carbon pollution fast, runaway climate change will worsen existing environmental and social […]

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