Because there's a linear relationship between the amount of money you have and the environmental damage you inflict, in this week's column I propose something that might horrify you. Setting a limit on wealth.
“If everyone is to flourish, we cannot afford the rich.”
For the sake of life on Earth, we must put a limit on wealth | George Monbiot
I fully endorse this article and argument by . This is not ideological, it is not Marxist. It is simply that in a finite system, in a sustainable society and economy, you cannot have unlimited personal wealth. It should be bleeding obvious.
My column also calls on you to join the #GlobalClimateStrike, that could turn out to be the point at which everything changes. My hope is that we look back on it as the moment at which the world woke up.
For the sake of life on Earth, we must put a limit on wealth It’s not just the megarich: increased spending power leads us all to inflict environmental damage. It’s time for a radical plan
“The very wealthy, almost as a matter of definition, are committing ecocide.” - . An important topic, and one that's linked to our new research theme on 'Wealth, Elites and Tax Justice', led by . #LSEWealth
"Robeyns argues that there should be an upper limit to the amount of wealth a person can amass. This call for a levelling down is perhaps the most blasphemous idea in contemporary discourse. But her arguments are sound." Onze !
Doppel-Lektüre am Morgen: und in über den zerstörerischen #Immermehrismus und im über die Idee einer Obergrenze für Wohlstand: #Klimakrise
Topincomes in the Netherlands are again increasing. The financial/business elite hasn't heard yet of #limitarianism, I fear. Still, my sense is that more and more non-financial-elite folks agree that at some point, "it's too much"
It was interesting, thanks for sharing. Here's a piece from which might be a useful counterpoint.
For the sake of life on Earth, we must put a limit on wealth
"..in seeking to prevent climate breakdown, what counts is not what you do but what you stop doing. It doesn’t matter how many solar panels you install if you don’t simultaneously shut down coal and gas burners" George Mionbot
For the sake of life on Earth, we must put a limit on wealth | George Monbiot
“... in front of every great fortune lies a great crime. Immense wealth translates ... into immense environmental impacts, regardless of the intentions of those who possess it. The very wealthy, almost as a matter of definition, are committing ecocide.“
For the sake of life on Earth, we must put a limit on wealth | George Monbiot
For the sake of life on Earth, we must put a limit on wealth | George Monbiot
“The very wealthy, almost as a matter of definition, are committing ecocide.” - For the sake of life on Earth, we must put a limit on wealth | George Monbiot via
For the sake of all life on earth, we must put a limit on wealth
“[preventing 🌏🔥] requires structural change, which involves political intervention as well as technological innovation.... It demands an acknowledgement that money is not a magic wand that makes all the bad stuff go away.” #climatestrike
"If everyone is to flourish, we cannot afford the rich": George Monbiot draws on 's limitarianism #ClimateChange #philosophy
For the sake of life on Earth, we must put a limit on wealth | George Monbiot (nice reference to my friend )
"For the sake of life on Earth, we must put a limit on wealth." Important thoughts on limitarianism.
Great read: why we must put a limit on wealth | George Monbiot
For the sake of life on Earth, we must put a limit on wealth | George Monbiot #limitarianism