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Posts Tagged ‘george monbiot’

Maybe we shouldn’t take the plane

Written By: - Date published: 6:21 am, August 8th, 2019 - 84 comments

The case for reducing mass air travel rests in looking at whole systems rather than counting the carbon emissions of each flight.

Extinction Rebellion

Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, November 2nd, 2018 - 35 comments

In the United Kingdom, Extinction Rebellion, a new mass direct-action group modeled on Occupy, has emerged with the goal of forcing the Government to take urgent action on climate change.

Guest Post: Monbiot, Attenborough and Soper on environmental collapse

Written By: - Date published: 10:14 am, December 6th, 2017 - 44 comments

Guest post by Ed about the intellectual rigour of George Monbiot and David Attenborough and the rater strange response of Barry Soper.

Monbiot on the embedded economy

Written By: - Date published: 11:54 am, April 14th, 2017 - 10 comments

A model for a sustainable economy. Something to ponder on a wet holiday weekend.

What is neoliberalism?

Written By: - Date published: 7:27 am, April 7th, 2017 - 45 comments

George Monbiot explains in 2 minutes.

 

 

It’s time for a different story

Written By: - Date published: 5:55 am, November 16th, 2016 - 68 comments

A post-US election space for engendering solidarity and resistance.

Towards a new economic order

Written By: - Date published: 8:40 am, April 17th, 2016 - 222 comments

George Monbiot in the Guardian gives a precise and accurate description of neoliberalism and asks the question why has the left not come up with a modern alternative?

Peak soil

Written By: - Date published: 12:32 pm, April 5th, 2015 - 50 comments

No, not a typo. Just in case you’re short of things to worry about, you can add soil to the list.

Monbiot on state media and the corporate elite

Written By: - Date published: 8:29 am, January 26th, 2015 - 43 comments

George Monbiot wrote recently on how Canadian and United Kingdom public media reporting on corporate news are hopelessly pro business and lacking in any sort of balance. And how the volume of articles concerning environmental issues is declining. Is it the same in New Zealand?

Monbiot on our misplaced faith in “the market”

Written By: - Date published: 11:22 am, April 25th, 2013 - 23 comments

Relevant in so many ways to current events in NZ, here are extracts from an excellent article by George Monbiot. Read the full piece in The Guardian or at monbiot.com.

Daughter, my generation is squandering your birthright

Written By: - Date published: 12:33 pm, April 20th, 2012 - 46 comments

Will our children think of the welfare state, the tiger and the rhino as part of a mythologised Arcadia?

Monbiot on the left

Written By: - Date published: 8:53 am, May 8th, 2011 - 62 comments

George Monbiot on the psychology of political debate (and why we’re all screwed).

Rationality vs Electability

Written By: - Date published: 10:31 am, January 11th, 2011 - 38 comments

The Left have too long accepted the Right’s turf to fight their battles on. Instead of appealing to individualism, the Left need to make community the norm. But whilst avoiding their turf, we do need to use the Right’s preferred weapon – emotion. We must counter their offer of individual wealth for a few with collective happiness for all.

Tax hikes fail to cause ‘brain’ drain in UK

Written By: - Date published: 10:19 am, April 8th, 2010 - 39 comments

George Monbiot writes: It’s a bitter blow. When the government proposed a windfall tax on bonuses and a 50p top rate of income tax, thousands of bankers and corporate executives promised to leave the country and move to Switzerland(1,2). Now we discover that the policy has failed: the number of financiers applying for a Swiss work permit fell by 7% last year.

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