Episode 81: To Capitalism! The Cause of…and Solution to…All Environmental Problems*

Posted: January 6, 2015 in Uncategorized
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green capitalism

The above image is from the ‘Anarchist Memes’ Facebook page.

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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).

CO2 and growth

This image is from Caleb’s book: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780739189818

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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Clips:

Serj TankianHarakiri’, NOFXFranco Un-American’, Eddie VedderSociety’.

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.

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  1. […] Episode 81: To Capitalism! The Cause of…and Solution to…All Environmental Problems* […]

  2. […] discuss government “action” on the Great Barrier Reef, the problems with “green” capitalism, statistics on the impact of the carbon tax (we also covered the carbon tax on episodes 5 and 63), […]

  3. […] have done a whole episode challenging this idea of “green” capitalism, featuring sociologist Dr Caleb Goods, who did his PhD on the topic of “green” jobs and […]

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