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  •  Here's the answer, although it will never happen (1+ / 0-)
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    Sufficiency Capitalism

    Ecological responsibility can easily be included.

    It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

    by War on Error on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 01:23:09 PM PST

    •  Check out Jason W. Moore. (1+ / 0-)
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      essays

      Moore argues that we are headed toward "peak appropriation" -- the problem, then, is that the expansion of capital upon the model of profit-making business is exclusive of ecological sustainability.

      "On the sidewalk the people are hustling and bustling/ They ain't got no time so they think on the thing/ That will fill in the space in between birth and death" -- Donovan Leitch

      by Cassiodorus on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 02:22:11 PM PST

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        from Moore

        The signal crisis of neoliberalism, punctuated by the near-meltdown of North Atlantic finance in 2008 and rippling outwards still (as the Eurozone periphery‟s financial woes in 2010 indicated), speaks to the ongoing resurgence of underproductionist tendencies. Overproduction retains the crown from the time being, although for how long is uncertain. The ongoing transition in favor of underproduction is suggested by three major developments (Moore 2010c, 2011b):

        1) The arrival of peak appropriation. The capitalization of nature has reached a longue durée tipping point, signaling the irreversible contraction of opportunities to appropriate nature‟s free gifts, especially in energy, metals, and water;

        2) The rise of the superweed. Capital‟s reworking of biophysical natures through new forms genetic-chemical manipulation is producing a cascading series of unpredictable biological responses (superweeds) in the most capitalized zones of world agriculture;

        3) The financialization of nature-as-oikeios. The rules of reproduction for biophysical and human natures are increasingly determined by the financial rather than productive circuit of capital. This favors the interlinked phenomena of high commodity prices and the progressive stagnation of labor productivity, especially in world agriculture.

        There go my savings!

        Admittedly, Sufficiency Capitalism is a laypersons presentation.  It did, however, work for me for over a decade.

        Your thoughts?

        It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

        by War on Error on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 02:38:11 PM PST

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        •  We are headed into an interim period (0+ / 0-)

          from Gopal Balakrishnan's (2009) piece "Speculations on the Stationary State":

          We are entering into a period of inconclusive struggles between a weakened capitalism and dispersed agencies of opposition, within delegitimated and insolvent political orders. The end of history could be thought to begin when no project of global scope is left standing, and a new kind of ‘worldlessness’ and drift begins. This would conform to Hegel’s suspicion that at this spiritual terminus, the past would be known, but that a singular future might cease to be a relevant category. In the absence of organized political projects to build new forms of autonomous life, the ongoing crisis will be stalked by ecological fatalities that will not be evaded by faltering growth.

          "On the sidewalk the people are hustling and bustling/ They ain't got no time so they think on the thing/ That will fill in the space in between birth and death" -- Donovan Leitch

          by Cassiodorus on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 02:54:26 PM PST

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