Rethinking Capitalism: From Ineffective to Effective ‘Alternative’ Solutions to Climate Crisis

Rethinking Capitalism: From Ineffective to Effective ‘Alternative’ Solutions to Climate Crisis

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Reviewed Essay by: Elizabeth Murphy-May (University of Newcastle, Australia) Accepted on 4 May 2017 The intensification of the global economy, such as neoliberal capitalism, has caused a severe climate crisis in which the world faces today. More specifically, the foundations and values of what capitalism is built from have caused a destructive ecological trajectory, therefore limiting the sustainability of capitalism. As a result, not only has the adverse impacts of the environment been affected, but also contribute to the growing social, political and economic inequalities faced by some of the world’s poorest communities in both majority and minority worlds. In this connection, these ecological changes are directly associated with, if not, then a mutual relationship, with the neoliberal globalization and has therefore affected the capacity for those most affected by…
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