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

New Book: Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism – Capital, Nature, and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy

By Kohei Saito. From Monthly Review Press: Karl Marx, author of what is perhaps the world’s most resounding and significant critique of bourgeois political economy, has frequently been described as a “Promethean.” According to critics, Marx held an inherent belief in the necessity of humans to dominate the natural world, in order to end material … More New Book: Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism – Capital, Nature, and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy