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Eco-socialism for now and the future : practical utopias and rational action

Author: Robert Albritton
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019]
Series: Palgrave insights into apocalypse economics.
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While changes at a local level are important and more feasible in our current world, ultimately changes at a global level may have greater long-term importance, and we need to greatly expand  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Albritton, Robert, 1941-
Eco-socialism for now and the future.
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019]
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Albritton
ISBN: 9783030051822 303005182X
OCLC Number: 1099322298
Description: xiv, 132 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Chapter One: Some Thoughts About Overcoming the Still Living Heaviness of the Past: Hobbes, Locke, and "Possessive Individualism." A. Persons, States, Nations, and Corporations as forms of "possessive individualism." B. Competition versus Cooperation C. Size and power D.. "War of All Against All" E. Caring versus Possession: A New International EthicChapter Two: A New Rationality A. Space B. Time C. Education/Research D. Caring/Ethics E. Religion F. Science G. Don't blame the otherChapter Three: We Are Letting Capitalist Violence Escalate A. The Nation-State B. Imperialist Contestations C. The Military Industrial Complex D. The Prison Industrial Complex E. Nuclear WeaponsChapter Four: Any Significant Degree of Inequality is Unacceptable A. Profits/Income B. Taxation C. Planning/Global Redistribution D. Property/Corporations/Use versus OwnershipChapter Five: Towards A Global Basic Income and Other Economic Changes A. Income differentials. B. Debt and Interest C. Rent D. Global Expertise E. Banks/jobs F. PricingChapter Six: Ways of Combating Global Warming A. Stop the land grabbing and the deforestation B. Either replace cars with means of transportation that give off less CO2 or introduce electric cars where the source of electricity does not advance global warming. C. Invest in research that will, for example, lessen CO2.Chapter Seven: Coping with Shortages of Resources A. Intensive research to achieve desired results using less or none of a particular resource. B. Discover substitutes C. Recycle D. Decide globally which uses are most importantChapter Eight: Pollution and Waste A. Research on recycling and ways to reduce pollution B. Stop pollution of air, land, and water.Chapter Nine: Towards World Government A. As resources are reduced, decisions need to be made globally on fairest and most important usages to advance the quality of life for all. B. Massive immigration will become necessary. C. Reduce the level of all kinds of violence. D. New thinking about an egalitarian and just world.
Series Title: Palgrave insights into apocalypse economics.
Responsibility: Robert Albritton.


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