Capitalism Can Thrive Without Cooking the Planet
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June 22, 20171 min read, 104 words

Capitalism Can Thrive Without Cooking the PlanetCapitalism Can Thrive Without Cooking the Planet

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Published: June 22, 2017  |  1 min read, 104 words
In environmentalist circles, there’s a common trope that for humanity to prevent catastrophic climate change, economic growth must stop. This idea has helped to turn what should be a hard-headed, rational debate into a partisan political one -- many on the right suspect that clim...
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June 25, 2017
The assumption that growth can continue Unabated is impossible. Existing capitalism depends upon growth and expansion - this made possible by cheap energy, aka, burning huge amounts of cheap fossil fuels. It now takes us 10 times more energy just to get the energy out of the ground compared to the 1900s. As energy supplies get leaner and more scarce,resource extraction will taper off to levels that cannot support growth and expansion .
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