The overriding weakness in the ESA is that no legal barrier can possibly halt the relentless juggernaut of economic growth at the heart of our extinction crisis.
One could ask, from the perspective of the left, does the Green New Deal go far enough? Does it address the fundamental assumptions of the US economy that led to climate catastrophe?
...like industrial capitalism, alienation pervaded every aspect of life under industrial “socialism.”
An Article in Two Parts, by Craig Collins Part One: Socialist Mythology vs. Statist Reality The founders of “scientific socialism,”
An Interview with Victor Wallis on WHOWHATWHY Progressive politicians from Bernie Sanders to new Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have grown increasingly bold in calling
Christian Stache interviews Victor Wallis about resistance in the German Hambach Forest, class politics, technology, progress and an ecological-economic conversion.
by Craig Collins I’m a fossil fuel junkie. I drive a car and use electricity. My computer, TV, telephone, refrigerator,
Globalization and capitalist growth are powered by abundant fossil fuels. As energy becomes scarce, boom turns to bust. But profit-hungry capitalism doesn’t die; it morphs into its zombie-like, undead phase.
In a growth-less economy, the profit motive can have a powerful catabolic impact on society. The word "catabolism" comes from the Greek and is used in biology to refer to the condition whereby a living thing feeds on itself. Catabolic capitalism is a self-cannibalizing economic system.
Socialism arose historically as a response to capitalism. Its point of departure is the contention that capital is a social product—the fruit of countless hours/days/years of labor expended by hundreds of millions of people—and therefore that it should be under social control, i.e., under the control of the whole society