Money is usually the enemy of sustainability. There is a lot of money to be made by extracting resources, clearing forests, depleting oceans, and emitting pollution. There is little to be made by greening deserts, restoring wetlands, protecting habitats, or avoiding pollution. That means that government policies – and our own good intentions – must fight the money power in order to maintain a liveable world that honours all life.

Is this a necessary state of affairs? Does it reflect an eternal battle between altruism and selfishness, between spirit and matter, good and evil, God and Mammon? Some ...


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