Then things would actually change 🌎
Damn straight. Climate change isn’t due to individual actions as the market worshipers want you to believe. It is due to an economic system that puts profits above all else
“Herein lies the radicalness – but also the strength – of what Labour proposes: automation is not to be avoided but instead embraced and repurposed for the benefit of all – most obviously through the liberation of our time. Concretely, if automation technologies are publicly managed, in some cases by the state, in others by workers’ cooperatives, the new economy could be a “gateway to a new settlement between work and leisure”.”
As Keynes understood the point of an economy is to distribute time and wealth so as to improve the lot of everyone. For him, the reduction of the working week to 15 hours was an obvious consequence of an economy that is efficient, high-tech and fundamentally for the public good – Corbyn gets that
“Piecemeal, market-based climate policies might win over the support of economics department and a handful of centrist Republicans, but they won’t either get the job done or inspire the support of any critical mass of the population. The scale of changes science demands requires doing something the neoliberals recognized as crucial early: taking state power, then using it to radically rethink the relationship between the state and the economy — in this case, toward building a more equal, low-carbon world.”
As climate scientists call for a dramatic transformation of the world’s economy, a new set of deniers is starting to coalesce around something easier.
There once was a man who ran for president, promising to bring great change to our country.
He said he would hold the bankers accountable, but instead he packed his cabinet with them and catered to them. He promised to raise taxes on the wealthy, but he then cemented their tax cuts in place. He would renegotiate previous trade deals that hollowed out the American manufacturing base, but instead he appointed corporate hacks to streamline outsourcing.
He would crack down on the pharmaceutical monopolies who were inflating drug prices and gouging consumers on life saving devices. He would end our unjust wars that were draining our treasury and instead invest in our decrepit infrastructure. Instead he expanded the wars. He promised to be strong on civil liberties, but he attacked journalists and jailed whistleblowers. He sat by as voting rights were attacked, protestors were attacked, and the climate was attacked.
Despite all of this, his loyal followers still blindly pledged allegiance to him. So my question to you is, am I talking about Donald Trump or Barack Obama?
The “tax bill” is a humongous scam that will alter America in the same way that the George W presidency did. If this bill passes, it will cement the plutocracy in place for generations
The U.S. tax plan could reshape major areas of American life from education to health care, the NYT reports.
“He’s earned it…is a phrase that you don’t say about Donald Trump,” Colbert joked about Trump’s vacation to his private golf club.
Do you think nuclear is a solution to climate change?
Fear of nuclear energy runs deep but it may be the most efficient and clean energy source we have, albeit with complications