By Michael Löwy
Capitalism is killing the planet, and the renovation of a traditional surroundings favorable to human lifestyles calls for a thorough replacement. during this new choice of essays, very long time innovative and environmental activist Michael Löwy bargains a imaginative and prescient of ecosocialist transformation. This imaginative and prescient combines an figuring out of the harmful common sense of the capitalist method with an appreciation for ongoing struggles, relatively in Latin the USA.
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2). Among the poor, there remains a lack of goods, but that lack isn’t due to a shortage of production capacity—it’s due to the poor’s inability to pay. The critical scarcity here, in other words, is income. Similarly, in the early capitalist era, land, resources, and places to dump wastes were abundant; aggregated capital was the scarcest factor. That’s why rules and practices developed that put capital above all else. In the twenty-first century, however, this is no longer the case. As economist Joshua Farley has noted, “If we want more fish on our dinner plates, the scarce factor isn’t fishing boats, it’s fish.
It keeps doing so, despite signals of planetary peril, like a runaway steam engine without a governor. It has built mountains of private wealth, but much of that wealth was taken from the commons, and a great deal of it adds little to our happiness. Its main actors, profit-maximizing corporations, are essentially out of control, and the fruits of their exertions are dispensed in a highly unequal way. Why does surplus capitalism behave this way? It’s possible that we consistently hire bad CEOs, but I think otherwise.
And because low-income households spend virtually all of their incomes on unavoidable consumption, pollution taxes fall disproportionately on them. —it goes to government coffers. Like any tax, a pollution tax takes money 42 | THE PROBLEM out of private pockets and turns it over to the state. It’s then up to politicians to decide what to do with it. It’s possible that politicians will use the money fairly and wisely, but there are no guarantees. If recent history is any guide, they’ll use much of it to expand the military-industrial complex and lower taxes on campaign donors.