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Murray Bookchin on Growth and Consumerism

Perhaps because he was an anarchist, the works of Murray Bookchin are rarely read by ecosocialists today. That’s a pity, because he was one of 20th century’s most insightful writers on environmental politics. The following are excerpts from his article “Death Of A Small Planet,” originally published in The Progressive in 1989. The full text of […]

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Production-Side Environmentalism: Can we produce less and consume more?

Introduction: In this important contribution to the ongoing debate over “individual” versus “social” solutions to global warming and ecological destruction, the editor of Synthesis/Regeneration directly and convincingly  challenges the mainstream  myth that the capitalist economy is based on “consumer sovereignty. He poses a societal approach that is compatible with and expands on the ecosocialist perspective that Climate […]

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