Video: "The pricing of everything" by George Monbiot

George Monbiot, SPERI Annual Lecture, May 7 2014 - 16:30

In this excellent video, George Manbiot explains how liberals continually forfeit their positions in order to appease the radical right. Nowhere is this more salient then in the approaches to 'pricing nature' and their adoption of the concept of 'natural capital'. "We don't really care about  nature for its own sake, don't believe in its intrinsic value...wonder, delight, enchantment. We just want to know how it will make money." Monbiot argues that the mainstream ecological economics that adopts natural capitalism as its central metaphor and organizing principle is morally  bankcrupt and one more trojan horse of neoliberalism.