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The Nordhaus Racket: How to use capitalization to minimize the cost of climate change and win a ‘Nobel’ for ‘sustainable growth’

The LA Times called the bluff: William D. Nordhaus won the Nobel prize in economics for a climate model that minimized the cost of rising global temperatures and undermined the need for urgent action. ‘The economics Nobel went to a …

The Nordhaus Racket: How to use capitalization to minimize the cost of climate change and win a ‘Nobel’ for ‘sustainable growth’

Some comments on Andreas Malm’s ‘Fossil Capital’

Moreover Malm has transposed Marx’s argument on the organic composition of capital (the ratio of dead to living labor, increasing over time and producing a falling rate of profit) into a rising fossil composition of capital.[15] “[O]perating over the span …

Some comments on Andreas Malm’s ‘Fossil Capital’

Cheap Food and Bad Climate : From Surplus Value to Negative Value in the Capitalist World-Ecology

… The dynamism of capitalist technological advance not only produces a tendency for industrial production to run ahead of its raw materials supply—Marx’s “general law” of underproduction —it also produces a “general law” of overpollution: the tendency to enclose and …

Cheap Food and Bad Climate : From Surplus Value to Negative Value in the Capitalist World-Ecology

Media Narrative: Global Catastrophe and Climate Change

We’re living in a moment of shifting realities, it’s as if we are living in a post-Apocalyptic novel whose main character is in total denial. As if in our simulated probability systems we’ve seen the shadow on the screen of futurity, but are …

Media Narrative: Global Catastrophe and Climate Change

The Belly of the Revolution: Agriculture, Energy, and the Future of Communism

….The problem is that the energy system and the technology it powers is not at all modular; it is not possible to swap out dirty energy and swap in clean energy, even if all political obstacles were removed and some …

The Belly of the Revolution: Agriculture, Energy, and the Future of Communism

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