Capitalism: As If the World Matters
As our great economic machine grinds relentlessly forward into a future of declining fossil fuel supplies, climate change and ecosystem failure, governments are at long last beginning to question the very structure of the global economy. In this fresh, politically charged analysis, Jonathon Porritt wades in on the most pressing question of the 21st century: can capitalism, as the only real economic game in town, be retooled to deliver a sustainable future? Porritt argues that indeed it can, and it must, as he lays out the framework for a new ?sustainable capitalism? that cuts across the political divide and promises a prosperous future of wealth, equity and ecosystem integrity.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
become benefits billion biofuels biophysical campaigners capitalist carbon Cemex cent challenge Chapter China climate change collapse companies competition consumers consumption corporate costs debate Earth ecological economic growth economists ecosystem effective efficiency emissions energy environment environmentalists ExxonMobil financial capital fossil fuels future genuinely sustainable global economy governments green growing Herman Daly huge human capital humankind Hurricane Katrina impact important income increased increasingly individual institutions interests investment issues Jonathon Porritt kind less levels limits limits to growth living London manufactured capital massive multinationals natural capital natural world organizations peak oil people’s political politicians pollution poor population poverty problems production progress renewable responsibility shareholders social capital strategies sustainable development sustainable economy technologies there’s today’s tonnes trade unsustainable Wal-Mart Washington Consensus wealth wellbeing what’s