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The case for climate capitalism : economic solutions for a planet in crisis

Author: Tom Rand
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : ECW Press, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The left and right -- the business community and environmentalists, bankers and activists -- must together reclaim capitalism and force profits to align with the planet. A warming climate and a general distrust of Wall Street has opened a new cultural divide: anti-market critics from Naomi Klein to the Pope target capitalism itself as a root cause of climate change, while neo-conservatives who diminish the climate  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rand, Tom, 1967-
Case for climate capitalism.
Toronto : ECW Press, 2020
(OCoLC)1114629416
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Rand
ISBN: 9781770415232 1770415238
OCLC Number: 1114629063
Description: xxxiv, 235 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Tom Rand.

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"The left and right -- the business community and environmentalists, bankers and activists -- must together reclaim capitalism and force profits to align with the planet. A warming climate and a general distrust of Wall Street has opened a new cultural divide: anti-market critics from Naomi Klein to the Pope target capitalism itself as a root cause of climate change, while neo-conservatives who diminish the climate threat are in favor of market fundamentalism. Rand argues that both sides in this emerging cultural war are ill-equipped to provide solutions to the climate crisis, and each is remarkably naïve in their view of capitalism. On one hand, we cannot possibly transition off fossil fuels without the financial might and entrepreneurial talent market forces alone can unlock. On the other, without radical changes to the way markets operate, capitalism will take us right off the climate cliff. Rejecting the old left/right ideologies, Rand develops a more pragmatic view capable of delivering practical solutions to this critical problem. A renewed capitalism harnessed to the task is the only way we might replace fossil fuels fast enough to mitigate severe climate risk. If we leave our dogma at the door, Rand argues, we might just build an economy that survives the century."--

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