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People running big corporations—indeed, those running businesses of all sizes—seek to maximize profits not because they are misguided, but because that’s their job in a capitalist economy.
Stan Cox says ecomodernists are far better at inventing technological fantasies than at finding ways to solve environmental crises
Converting to renewables isn’t enough. The majority of the world’s people will be denied a good quality of life unless their energy sources increase substantially
To expect Puerto Rico to rebuild from this unnatural disaster while at the same time bailing out Wall Street financiers is to condemn its residents to a permanent state of crushing hardship and impoverishment.
Serious energy policy must address overproduction, overconsumption and inequality. Without that, promises of an economy based on 100% renewable energy are misleading and dangerous.
Five new books for green lefts and left greens. Cuban science fiction … the birth of the Anthropocene … agribusiness and disease … surviving catastrophe … rising seas … private plunder of public assets.
Stan Cox argues that localist movements fail because they treat a symptom of capitalism, the crippling of local communities, as if it’s the disease.
Building factory farms in urban skyscrapers is promoted as a way to fix our broken food system. Despite the good intentions of its advocates, it’s a fantasy, an unrealistic techno-fix that can only divert attention from the need for real change.