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

New Book: Creating an Ecological Society – Toward a Revolutionary Transformation

by Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams From Monthly Review Press: Sickened by the contamination of their water, their air, of the Earth itself, more and more people are coming to realize that it is capitalism that is, quite literally, killing them. It is now clearer than ever that capitalism is also degrading the Earth’s ability … More New Book: Creating an Ecological Society – Toward a Revolutionary Transformation