Nick is joined by guest host sociologist Dr Caleb Goods, author of the book Greening Auto Jobs: A Critical Analysis of the Green Job Solution, for this entire episode. We discuss what “green” capitalism is, critiques of green capitalism – focusing on the incompatibility of growth and reducing greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impact generally (this graph, displayed below, shows this really well).
Also covered throughout the episode is: arguing against green capitalism in a time of climate change denial from the current Australian government, the role of individual solutions in combating environmental problems, and the degrowth movement.
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You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features Caleb discussing critiques of green capitalism and his book, here: To Capitalism! The Cause of…and Solution to…All Environmental Problems and below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.
*The title for this episode is kinda stolen/modified from the famous Simpsons quote on alcohol.