Given that the overall objective of this economic system is not the fulfilment of needs or the promotion of individual flourishing but the endless accumulation of capital, a school system that feeds this machine can neither be centred on children’s learning needs, nor on the development of …
Articles: capitalism (67)
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We are entering a new era in which the current way we run our economy won’t work.
It seems that the rumbling story about HSBC’s Swiss branch has achieved what political pollsters know as “cut through” – meaning that it’s of interest to voters as well as to those reporters who are sentenced to watch Prime Minister’s Questions each week.
This is the vicious circle of capitalism, which is speeding up the destruction of the commons, driven by a world economy based on consumption and growth.
The attraction of profit in the short-term overwhelms longer-term considerations, even for the most “enlightened” of businesspeople.
...Rates of global inequality are simply unprecedented. And neoliberalism is to blame.
A conversation with Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything, and Matt Rothschild, editor of The Progressive.
Climate activists, she believes, need to take a similarly clear moral stance. And as she writes, ‘the climate movement has yet to find its full moral voice on the world stage, but it is most certainly clearing its throat’.
What is more relevant to me than the fiction of property is the precise nature of the social agreements that define and underlie property.