Ecological Limits and Hierarchical Power

Ecological Limits and Hierarchical Power
Fix, Blair and Bichler, Shimshon and Nitzan, Jonathan. (2019). Socialist Economist. 25 April. (Article - Magazine; English).

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Nowadays, it is commonplace to claim that the economy overuses our limited material and energy resources and that this overuse threatens both human society and the biosphere. Other than anti-science cranks, the only ones who seem to deny this claim are mainstream economists. In our view, though, this conventional condemnation of the economy is somewhat misleading. As we see it, the root of our ecological problems lies not in the ‘economy’, but in the hierarchical power structure of capitalism.



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Jonathan Nitzan

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20 May 2019 16:11

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