Thursday, 4 February 2010

Climate change: the snake oil salesmen of capitalism battle it out

Call me an old lefty but I liked this analysis on En Passant and, in particular, this line:
The irony here is that the ALP is proposing a market based solution while the Opposition is championing a state interventionist approach.

Neither will work. Greenhouse gas emissions are systemic to capitalism.

Voters are worried about the impacts of climate change. That’s why both parties give the impression of action without addressing the fundamental problem – the relationship between profit and pollution.
Be warned though, the post gets a little over-the-top towards the end - even for an old lefty

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