Capitalism

04/02/23
Author: 
Phil Gasper
A Planet to Win

Website editor: An interesting interview

Winter 2023 (New Politics Vol. XIX No. 2, Whole Number 74)

An Interview with Alyssa Battistoni

Alyssa Battistoni teaches political theory at Barnard College. She is the co-author of A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal (Verso 2019) and is currently writing a book titled Free Gifts: Capitalism and the Politics of Nature. Phil Gasper spoke with Alyssa on behalf of the New Politics editorial board on November 4, 2022.

03/02/23
Author: 
Patrick Condon
‘A key assumption was that adding brand new higher cost rental units would free up moderately priced older units in a process called “filtering.”’ Photo by David Beers.

Feb. 2, 2023

Vancouver leads the region in building new rental units. Why are rates still rising?

30/01/23
Author: 
C. P. Rajendran
The International Space Station snapped this view of earth on March 2, 2015. | Photo Credit: NASA

Jan. 28, 2023

We need to replace consumerism with “quality of life, human solidarity, and ecological sensibility”.

Much has happened in the interval that separates us from James Watson, who, by inventing the steam engine in 1784 formally marked the beginning of the Industrial Revolution and the world’s first fossil-fuel economy. If the Anthropocene epoch had begun by now, the revolution heightened its fervour, anticipating the emergence of modern human society.

29/01/23
Author: 
Michael A. Lebowitz
Just Do It - cartoon

Jan. 29, 2023

 

Given that the immanent drive and constant tendency of capital is to atomize the working class, what are the effects of this tendency? For the atomized worker, all other workers are competitors; all other workers are enemies in so far as they are competing for the same jobs. All other workers potentially stand between them and the satisfaction of their needs.

28/01/23
Author: 
Kat Eschner
John Peters is the author of “Jobs With Inequality: Financialization, Post-Democracy, and Labour Market Deregulation in Canada.” (intuilapse/iStock)

Website Editor: a 'mainstream' point of view!

Jan. 25, 2023

25/01/23
Author: 
John Woodside
The RBC building in Toronto on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Photo by Christopher Katsarov / Canada's National Observer

Jan. 25, 2023

New York City pension plans are attempting to force RBC to disclose its full greenhouse gas emission targets for 2030 because the bank keeps financing fossil fuel expansion despite making net-zero pledges.

22/01/23
Author: 
Jeremy Appel
Photo: Depositphotos

Jan. 18, 2023

‘Wealthy oil and gas companies are using this opportunity to make their CEOs and shareholders even richer’

While most people struggle to afford the basics, executives at Canada’s oil, gas and mining companies have pocketed nearly a quarter of the extra money Canadians are spending due to inflation, according to a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).

20/01/23
Author: 
David Keyton & Masha Macpherson
Climate activist Vanessa Nakate of Uganda, left, reacts beside Greta Thunberg of Sweden at a press conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. Photo by The Associated Press/Markus Schreiber

Jan. 19, 2023

Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg on Thursday slammed corporate bigwigs meeting in Davos, Switzerland, for “fueling the destruction of the planet” by investing in fossil fuels and prioritizing short-term profits over people affected by the climate crisis.

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