IN THE November /December 2005 issue of Resurgence, John Whitmore made a powerful case against capitalism as the source of all that stands between us and a sustainable, equitable and compassionate world. He contrasted its “relative success” (in terms of an increasingly privileged elite in the rich world) with its “obscene failure…in absolute terms”, as measured by collapsing life-support systems, 40,000 people dying every day for lack of basic necessities, and the seemingly inexorable attrition of the human spirit and everything good and decent about human nature. He pinned the burden of blame ...


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