|⇦|| Episode #441 - Irreconcilable Interests
(Capitalism and the Triple Crisis #1, Power and Powerlessness #17)
|⌚ Sun 14 December 2008 ☻David Obey, Barney Frank, Jerry Mander, Simon Retallack, Vandana Shiva, David Korten, Susan Rosenthal (reading)|
Download Hour1 Download Hour2 A forum of The International Forum on Globalization about the 'triple crises'
As long as we remain within the system and logic of capitalism, we can neither make human needs a priority, nor take the necessary steps to avert a crisis of mass extinction of our species and most others that is caused by the pollution from our wasteful industrial societies, which are increasing in size each year, driven by the imperatives of growth. Every proposal for dealing with our ecological situation seems to be accepted or rejected based on its ability to generate profit rather than results.The bottom line is that what's good for the environment is bad for profits. Confronting that is a first step in having a real discussion. However, the health of our ecosphere is not negotiable, it is a prerequisite for life itself - to chose capitalism over the ecosphere is to chose death.
Music: David Rovics
Thanks to The International Forum on Globalization, C-Span
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