We face a double crisis as the twenty-first century unfolds. On the one hand, it is an ecological crisis: climate change and several other Earth System pressures are exceeding planetary boundaries to a dangerous extent. […]
Over the past several years, a new narrative about global poverty has become entrenched in mainstream discourse. It holds that extreme poverty—a condition of absolute deprivation associated with severe calorie and nutrient deficiency and an […]
Socialist visions should be empirically grounded and socially just. They should emphatically not rely on magical thinking, or perpetuate colonial inequalities. As I demonstrate here, “green growth” visions fall foul of these core values. Read […]
Listen HERE We’ve always said that environmentalism needs to understand class if it wants to protect the world from climate catastrophe. Degrowth has been accused by some on the Left as green austerity, or just […]
Universal public services and a climate job guarantee: these are popular interventions that would abolish economic insecurity, liberate our economy from growth imperatives, and provide the basis for a united climate and labour movement. Jason […]
High-income countries are responsible for up to 93% of global excess material use over the period 1970-2017. Specific results depend on the methods used, ranging from 74-93%. Jason Hickel is an academic at the University […]
Over the past 50 years, powerful states and corporations have imposed neoliberal policies around the world, delivering a potent cocktail of privatization, deregulation and cuts to public services. Millions have died from inadequate access to […]
Summary of a recent paper on British colonialism in India from 1880-1920. Read the article HERE.