Friday, December 09, 2011
CAPITALISM AND THE CLIMATE
Once again, Naomi Klein nails it. Capitalism-vs-climate is a must read.
Klein's view will seem radical to those steeped too deeply in market mythologies that don't work well as limits are reached. Here's a brief helpful background video about why we are stuck in a growth economy. If you want a more in-depth ecological view check out Herman Daly's Toward a Steady State Economy.
This is not an ideological rant. It's the emerging ancient-future awareness that nature is reciprocal -- the only way to keep taking is to keep giving back and there's no place other than the earth itself where capital accumulation leads to a virtuous cycle of abundance and consumption. We reap what we sow -- nothing more and nothing less. Mutuality more than competition leads to survival.