Capitalism vs. the Climate: Naomi Klein on Need for New Economic Paradigm


Naomi Klein has a new book: This changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, and her thesis is nothing short of bold: we need a new economic model, and a transformative global movement to tackle the climate change crisis. Nothing short of that, she argues, will work, and the “neoliberal economic system” needs to be booted.

“We have not done the things that are necessary to lower emissions because those things fundamentally conflict with deregulated capitalism, the reigning ideology for the entire period we have been struggling to find a way out of this crisis,” Klein writes. “We are stuck because the actions that would give us the best chance of averting catastrophe — and would benefit the vast majority — are extremely threatening to an elite minority that has a stranglehold over our economy, our political process, and most of our major media outlets.”

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Via Democracy Now

Related: Check out Daniel Pinchbeck’s call to action from the Center for Planetary Culture.