Capitalism

02/01/24
Author: 
Colin Bruce Anthes
Photo by Joseph Kiesecker/Flickr aerial view of housing

Dec. 23, 2023

The housing conversation has been one of neoclassical production, and it has come up dry

Build a house in Wainfleet. Build the identical house in downtown Toronto. Bring them both to market the same day. The “housing” is exactly the same, but the house in Toronto might sell for a million dollars more than the house in Wainfleet.

02/01/24
Author: 
Adam Olsen
 We have an urgent housing crisis and this is evidence of how inefficient it is to wait for the private sector to deliver housing affordability. Photo by Kindel Media/Pexels

Jan. 2, 2024

In recent years, the "progressive YIMBY” (Yes, in my backyard) movement has embraced the idea that a surge in market-housing supply will magically lead to affordability.

However, all housing supply is not created equal. Despite a construction boom building thousands of new market units of multi-family supply, affordable housing remains elusive for over a third of British Columbians. The economic theory is not producing the promised housing affordability.

30/12/23
Author: 
Patrick Egwu and Gabriela Ramirez
Companies hope to use new technology to mine the ocean floor. Critics wonder about environmental costs and who will benefit. Photo via the Metals Co.

Dec. 29, 2023

A Vancouver company is pushing to cash in, but critics fear exploitation and damage.

29/12/23
Author: 
Brendan Montague
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil, June 11, 2013. Image: Gabriel Cabral / Creative Commons 2.0.  Gabriel Cabral / Creative Commons 2.0

Website editor: Important read.

Dec. 18, 2023

We need a mass movement to ensure a just transition and prevent climate breakdown. But such contestations can go very wrong.

The people in power are not acting on climate breakdown. Which presents us, those not in power, with three options. We change the actions of those in power, we change the people in power or we change the nature of power itself.

28/12/23
Author: 
Owen Schalk
Photo: Indigenous land defenders from across the Global South were in Toronto last year demonstrating outside the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada conference | Mining Injustice Solidarity Network on X

Dec. 19, 2023

The ‘green’ transition is spurring a neocolonial rush for minerals

Around the world, Indigenous-led resistance to mining and extraction projects have been intensifying, and it is frequently Canadian companies who are the aggressors, pushing forward with neocolonial land grabs and violent state-sanctioned repression when projects are opposed by locals.

27/12/23
Author: 
Zsolt Horváth and Tamás Ignácz
automobiles
Dec. 26, 2023
 
The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not represent in any way the editorial position of Euronews.

Going electric does not solve our problems, it only deepens them. As engineers, we must say the opinion of the professionals in the industry is contrary to the mainstream, and for good reason, Zsolt Horváth and Tamás Ignácz write.

 

We’ve known for a long time that our GDP addiction and capitalist economic model are incompatible with life on Earth. 

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