Category Archives: Environmental Economics

Capital as Climate Killer

Capital as Climate Killer by Tomasz Konicz, June 2018 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/07/24/18816555.php The growth pressure of the world economy makes a resource-sparing social order only possible beyond capital. The seeming rationality of capitalist goods production serves an irrational end-in-itself – the multiplication … Continue reading

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They Knew What They Did: Texaco in Ecuador

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/05/24/18815205.php The world has created a system where businesses only have rights but no obligations. There is no international tribunal that can make businesses liable for human rights violations. What is perverse is that Texaco knew they polluted the land. … Continue reading

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5 Reasons for UN Agreements Regulating Corporations

Countless cases of human rights violations by corporations show voluntary self-commitments of businesses cannot ensure social and ecological standards. Instead of social achievements, neoliberal globalization brings a deregulation race downwards. UN agreements create rights for persons instead of companies rather … Continue reading

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The Convivialist Manifesto (2013), 22 pp

The Convivialist Manifesto (2013), 22 pp http://dialoguesenhumanite.org/sites/dialoguesenhumanite.org/files/meetuppage/103/convivialist-manifesto.pdf A different kind of world is not just possible; it is a crucial and urgent necessity Introduction Never before has humanity had such a wealth of material resources and technical and scientific expertise … Continue reading

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Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Eugene OR, Mar 2-5

Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, (PIELC) Eugene OR, Mar 2-5 The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference is the premier annual gathering for environmentalists worldwide, and is distinguished as the oldest and largest of its kind. The Conference historically unites more … Continue reading

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“The Public Trust Doctrine,” Wealth Inequality, and Iraq

“The Public Trust Doctrine,” Gabriel Zucman, and Sebastian Plappert “The Public Trust Doctrine” by Mary Wood, 14 pp https://law.uoregon.edu/images/uploads/entries/FINAL_PDF_For_DISTRIBUTION_Encyclopedia_Public_Trust1.pdf Why did the USA invade Iraq? by Sabastian Plappert http://www.grin.com/en/e-book/154621/why-did-the-usa-invade-iraq Wealth Inequality in the US since 1913 by Gabriel Zucman, May … Continue reading

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Survival instead of Profit: On the Necessity of an Eco-Socialist Ethic

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/11/435206.shtml Capital is a powerful machine of commodification. Since the Great Transformation, since the capitalist market economy became autonomous and “separated” from society, capital has only functioned according to its own laws, the impersonal laws of profit and accumulation. The … Continue reading

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After the Hurricanes by Joseph E. Stiglitz

Hurricane Harvey, followed quickly by Irma, left in its wake upended lives and enormous property damage, estimated by some at $150-180 billion. But the pummeling that America received also raise deep questions about its economic system and politics. to read … Continue reading

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Trump and Climate Change by Helmut Selinger

Human activities have contributed decisively to the ice loss in the Arctic. In his short term in office, Trump and his accessories in the government rescinded two dozen regulations to protect the climate and the environment. The climate, peace and … Continue reading

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Harvey Didn’t Come Out of the Blue. Now is the Time to Talk About Climate Change by Naomi Klein

Harvey Didn’t Come Out of the Blue. Now is the Time to Talk About Climate Change by Naomi Klein to read Naomi Klein’s article published in The Intercept August 28, 2017, click on https://theintercept.com/2017/08/28/harvey-didnt-come-out-of-the-blue-no/ to read George Monbiot’s “The Purse … Continue reading

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