Title

The Life Required. Political Economy in the Long Emergency

Abstract

The neo-classical economy has assumed the dominant role in global affairs, riding roughshod over political systems and society alike. The present economy is predicated on continual growth, externalizing its full costs, and inequality, and is powered by fossil fuels that are rapidly changing the climate. The ratio of true wealth to ‘ilth’ has shifted to the latter. The prospects for a durable and fair economy will depend greatly on strengthening democratic controls. It will begin from the bottom up and is evident in the gathering momentum of social movements worldwide.

Publisher

Springer International Publishing

Publication Date

1-1-2017

Department

Environmental Studies

Document Type

Book Chapter

DOI

10.1007/978-3-319-38919-6_1

ISBN

9783319389172

Language

English

Format

text

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