John Feffer

John Feffer is the author of the dystopian novel Splinterlands (a Dispatch Books original with Haymarket Books), which Publishers Weekly hails as “a chilling, thoughtful, and intuitive warning.” He is the director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies and a TomDispatch regular.

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Welcome to the New Green Colonialism

It’s time to flip the game upside down and end that very green colonialism by requiring a southernization of the north — forcing the latter to reduce its consumption of energy and other resources to meet that of the Global South.

September 20, 2023

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How to rapidly reduce fossil fuel use

Using rationing to reduce fossil fuel use—especially in the Global North—has already come close to political reality.

May 23, 2023

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The Shift from Pink to Green in Latin America

Latin America as a whole needs to transition from fossil fuels and the United States could speed that process by supporting a regional Green infrastructure fund.

April 4, 2023

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Is universal basic income part of a just transition?

Instead of focusing so many human resources on ensuring that the well-off do not receive benefits, the universal character of UBI guarantees that no one who needs help is left out.

June 28, 2022

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The “Selling” of Degrowth

Can those who advocate hitting the brakes on economic growth get their message across before it’s too late?

December 23, 2021

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Climate change and the limits of economic growth

The only effective way to control carbon emissions, as well as related problems of pollution and biodiversity loss, is to address “overshoot,” the unconstrained use of energy and material resources well beyond planetary limits, particularly in the richer parts of the world.

November 4, 2021

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