We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Capitalism is, overwhelmingly, the main driver of planetary ecological collapse.

Click here to access article by Richard Smith from Real-World Economics Review Blog.

This appears to be a teaser post to whet people's appetite for more, and to encourage them to read his now published booklet entitled Green Capitalism: The God that Failed which I strongly endorse.
Corporations aren’t necessarily evil, though plenty are diabolically evil, but they can’t help themselves. They’re just doing what they’re supposed to do for the benefit of their shareholders.

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