Thursday, 21 May 2015

Three pillars of neoliberalism

Having just finished reading Naomi Kline's new book: This Changes Everything, which I can only urge everyone to read, I wanted to put a quote from it here:

"...the three pillars of the neoliberal age - privatisation of the public sphere, deregulation of the corporate sector, and lowering of income and corporate taxes, paid for with cuts to public spending - are each incompatible with many of the actions that we must take to bring our emissions to safe levels."

The book makes a compelling link between neoliberalism and the unfolding environmental and social crises. It links climate change directly to capitalism and hopefully will add to the armoury of evidence that we all need to fight to stop both.

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