New Book: Dust Bowls of Empire – Imperialism, Environmental Politics, and the Injustice of “Green” Capitalism

By Hannah Holleman. From Yale University Press: A profound reinterpretation of both the Dust Bowl on the U.S. southern plains and its relevance for today The 1930s witnessed a harrowing social and ecological disaster, defined by the severe nexus of drought, erosion, and economic depression that ravaged the U.S. southern plains. Known as the Dust … More New Book: Dust Bowls of Empire – Imperialism, Environmental Politics, and the Injustice of “Green” Capitalism

World accumulation & Planetary life, or, why capitalism will not survive until the ‘last tree is cut’

By Jason W. Moore, Why does it seem easier to imagine the end of the world than to see the end of capitalism? Part of the answer turns on a rift between radical economic and ecological thought. How does capitalism work through the web of life? How can we begin to understand capitalism not simply … More World accumulation & Planetary life, or, why capitalism will not survive until the ‘last tree is cut’

New Book: Worst-Case Economics – Extreme Events in Climate and Finance

By Frank Ackerman. From Anthem Press: Worst-case scenarios are all too real, and all too common. The financial crisis of 2008 was not the first or the last to destroy jobs, homeownership and the savings of millions of people. Hurricanes clobber communities from New York to Bangladesh. How bad will the next catastrophe be, and … More New Book: Worst-Case Economics – Extreme Events in Climate and Finance