|⇦|| Episode #445 - Power and Peril, Organizing for Survival
(Capitalism and The Triple Crisis #5, Power and Powerlessness #20)
|⌚ Sun 11 January 2009 ☻John Loeffler, David Spratt, Alex Smith, Herman Ott, Victor Menotti, Daphne Wysham, Dave Batker, Susan Rosenthal (reading)|
Download Hour1 Download Hour2The week on the show, we look at economics and politics of planetary survival (and destruction). We tart with 10 minutes from John Loeffler on the lack of evidence for anthropogenic global warming, before we hear an opposite view from David Spratt. We then hear four speakers from the IFG's Confronting The Triple Crises Conference, before concluding with a reading from Susan Rosenthal's Power and Powerlessness.
Our second hour starts with Daphne Wysham, speaking on the intimate connections between multinational corporations and the global trade systems. She starts by recounting the damage being done to India by US aluminium smelters, under the auspices of the World Bank. Our last speaker this week is the ecological economist, Dave Batker, who challenges the value systems of global finance. He suggests that we should look to natural world for inspiration, reminding us the natural world is more sustainable and equitable than any of the synthesised world, and argues that sufficiency is more important than efficiency.We conclude the show with a reading on 'Sham Democracy' from Chapter 14 of Susan Rosenthal's Power and Powerlessness.
Thanks to Radio Ecoshock, FinancialSense.com and the International Forum on Globalization
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