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Category: Sustainability

A Globalised Solar-Powered Future Is Wholly Unrealistic – And Our Economy Is the Reason Why

“the ultimate obstruction is not a question of human morality but of our common faith in what Marx called ‘money fetishism’. We collectively delegate responsibility for our future to a mindless human invention – what Karl Polanyi called all-purpose money, the peculiar idea that anything can be exchanged for anything else. The aggregate logic of this relatively recent idea is precisely what is usually called ‘capitalism’. It defines the strategies of corporations, politicians, and citizens alike.”

How Business Schools Can Help Restore Trust in Capitalism

“So far, most business schools (including Stanford where I teach) have responded to this trust challenge by offering more programs and courses on ethics, social entrepreneurship, impact investing, and philanthropy, with the message that we need better private-sector solutions to social problems. This approach won’t cut it.”

How Market Forces Can Help Preserve the Environment

“Many people believe government rules and regulations are the only way to protect the environment. But there are important benefits that properly structured market forces can bring to environmental policy. When the government and markets work together, it leads to effective solutions for sustainability.”

New on the Moral Markets bookshelf: Free Market Environmentalism for the Next Generation (2015)

Is There an End to Productivism?

“The most influential doctrines (Liberal, Socialist, Marxist) that have competed since the 19th century to define the future of industrial society are all designed to support a productivist society. This hegemony has marginalised the ecological alternatives. Is their dominance coming to an end?”

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