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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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Beyond growth or beyond capitalism?

An ecosocialist critique of proposals for steady-state capitalism begins a debate on key issues facing the left greens today   There’s widespread agreement among left-leaning greens that this society’s drive for economic growth is a key driving force of the global environmental crisis. Many, most notably environmental economist Herman Daly, have made proposals for a […]

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