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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Capitalism and Climate Change

There is nothing within the ethos of capitalism to prevent its adherents from continuing to do business as usual, plundering and exploiting as they go and worshipping themselves on a round-the-clock basis, and since they own the world's politicians, I just do not know what is going to prevent civilization from continuing its sleepwalk into catastrophic climate change and a return to the Dark Ages.

Pope Francis has keen insights into this mess, having come from Latin America, a continent massively abused by U.S. and European corporations--cf. E. Galeano's indispensable Open Veins of Latin America: Four Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent.

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