The result of this excessive caring is “that the basic logic of austerity has been accepted by almost everyone.” So while others may consider solidarity to be a virtue, Graeber believes that it is “the rope from which [the working] class is currently suspended.”
Very interesting debate between David Graeber and Suren Moodliar on the psychological disposition of workers to accept austerity policies.
See on www.counterpunch.org
A White House climate initiative has boosted a quixotic search for the “cow of the future”, a next-generation creature whose greenhouse gas emissions would be cut by anti-methane pills, burp scanners and gas backpacks. Carbon dioxide from fossil
Wow, can we start a Nobel prize for stupidity?
See on www.ft.com
If the US could supply Europe with large amounts of fuel, that would reduce the Continent’s dependency on Russia while depriving Putin of needed revenues.
Richard Heinberg’s checks the facts to counter all those who want to export American surplus gas to punish Putin: "… the United States remains a net importer of both oil and natural gas. Let me repeat and emphasize that: the United States remains a net importer of both oil and natural gas."
See on www.resilience.org
“Despite having made some disparaging remarks early on about the savagery of the United States, it turns out that Thomas Piketty is a garden-variety social welfare democrat in the mold, largely, of the American New Deal.”
Brilliant critical analysis by James Galbraith of the new book of Thomas Piketty. A must-read.
See on www.dissentmagazine.org
Chomsky talks about how indigenous peoples are trying to save the world from anthropogenic climate disruption and the havoc being wrought by ”really existing capitalist democracies.”
Great interview in TruthOut with Noam Chomsky.
See on truth-out.org
Christina Patterson: The brave new digital world is supposed to set us free. But if work is ‘shared’, not paid, who pays the bills?
Interesting insights on the future (or lack of it) of the middle classes. I like her views on "guru" Jeremy Rifkin.
See on www.theguardian.com
(Corrects paragraph 11 to “trillion tonnes” from “billion tonnes”) * Figueres says three quarters of reserves may have to stay in ground * UN wants “urgent transformation” towards greener …
Finally a bit more courage from the climate chief, but this message alone will not break the fossils’ resolve to keep drilling until there is no tomorrow.
See on www.huffingtonpost.com