Alternatives to Killing People for the Economy

Now, more than ever, with the climate crisis looming ever closer on the horizon, inequality and injustice soaring across the globe, it’s time to rethink the way we do things; adopt a different mindset, one that allows us to live in harmony with Spaceship Earth. Cynthia Kaufman’s article here echoes some of my own thoughts expressed in my tongue-in-cheek blog post some time ago (‘If I ruled the world‘).

I urge you to read it. It’s thought-provoking stuff.

(H/T to Dr Bob Rich.)

Cynthia Kaufman

As the U.S. begins to reopen after being shut down to protect us from spreading Covid-19, many people are beginning to talk about a choice between what is good for the economy and what will keep us healthy. Much pain and suffering has come as people have lost their livelihoods and their homes, and so we need to move quickly to put into place the things that will ensure that people have what they need to live. But rather than sacrificing people for the economy, we need to rethink what we mean by “the economy.” No one needs to be killed for us to have a healthy economy.

We live in a world where there is enough of everything we need for us all to live well, and to do so within the ecological limits of the planet. And yet, as the Covid-19 crisis has laid bare, the social systems…

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Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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4 Responses to Alternatives to Killing People for the Economy

  1. Marushka says:

    Thank you so much for sharing the post – every time the economy crashes I keep hoping we’ll build it back right…

    Like

  2. Ellen Hawley says:

    Thanks for the link. It’s a good article.

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