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The Capitalist Solution to 'Save' the Planet: Make it an Asset Class & Sell it

The Capitalist Solution to ‘Save’ the Planet: Make it an Asset Class & Sell it

27. July 2022

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John Bellamy Foster explains the ‘solution’ master-minded by global finance to resolve the imminent environmental crisis: create a multi-quadrillion dollar’s worth of assets on the back of everything nature does and expropriate it from the global commons to make a profit. Worse still: it is already happening.  Lynn Fries interviews Foster on GPEnewsdocs. Please donate at – we can’t do this without you.

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John Bellamy Foster is editor of Monthly Review and professor of sociology at the University of Oregon. He has written widely on political economy and has established a reputation as a major environmental sociologist. He is the author of Marx’s Ecology: Materialism and Nature (2000), The Great Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences (with Fred Magdoff, 2009), The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth (with Brett Clark and Richard York, 2010), and The Theory of Monopoly Capitalism: An Elaboration of Marxian Political Economy (New Edition, 2014), among many others.

1 reply on “The Capitalist Solution to ‘Save’ the Planet: Make it an Asset Class & Sell it”

Danke für den Beitrag! Aber ich denke es wird keine kapitalistische Lösung zur Lösung der Probleme dieses Planeten geben. Die Grundlage dieses Systems ist die Schaffung von Mehrwert zur Erzielung von immer mehr Profit. Nicht der Mensch ist das Ziel der kapitalistischen Funktionsweise, sondern der Profit. Das Dilemma ist nicht auf ein Land zu reduzieren, sondern auf das herrschende System. Es kann kein Land dieses System verändern. Die Länder können nur gemeinsam einen konsequenten Schritt zum Neuanfang gehen. Einen Neuanfang ohne Kapital das nur dem Ziel Profit dient und nicht dem Menschen.

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