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Stealing public spaces...

Public space, in theory, should be there for all the population to enjoy, regardless of who they are. Our parks and streets should be levellers where everyone feels they have a right to be there. 854 more words


A Libertarian Earth Day

The United States has a varied history with environmentalism. Americans have always taken pride in their natural heritage. The conservation movement of the 1890′s, championed by the likes of John Muir, gave rise to civic, public and private sector institutions dedicated to conservation. 569 more words


Dysfunction and disintegration.

In the 21st century, the capitalist mode of production more and more resembles a science-fiction dystopia – on a truly global scale. Despite the extremely functional efficiency of modern technology driven by the profit motive, economies, societies and ecologies around the globe are increasingly dysfunctional. 2,256 more words


David Harvey - The End of Capitalism?

“David Harvey, Professor of Geography and Anthropology
Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Three years after the near collapse of global financial markets, America is still struggling with unemployment, debt, and foreclosure, European governments are teetering on the brink of bankruptcy—and the world’s billionaires are getting richer faster than ever before. 66 more words

Anthropogenic climate change is currently (almost) the root of all evil

Much of the book we use at my current level at the Alliance Française is about expressing opinions, supporting (or opposing) issues, etc. One of the topics was environmentalism, and one of the exercises consisted of discussing with course mates one’s own attitude to environmental questions. 495 more words


The American dream is dead and rotting

New Economic Perspectives hits us with this:

The Washington Post recently reported that Day Care now costs more—in 31 U.S. states—than a college education. In a fit of logic rarely exhibited in today’s journalism, the article explains that since it takes the average family eighteen years to save enough for a child’s college education, that same child now needs to start saving for his or her own children’s Day Care beginning at age eight.

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