Video: “The pricing of everything” by George Monbiot

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.

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On Sept 19, 2023 ahead of the Climate Ambition Summit in New York City, climate activists gathered for a rally and civil disobedience outside Bank of America Tower in Midtown Manhattan as part of the March to End Fossil Fuels wave of actions resulting in multiple arrests. Activists demand Bank of America to “Defund Climate Chaos and Defend Human Rights” Photo: Erik McGregor (CC BY-NC 2.0 Deed)

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