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Driven Mad

December 2, 2017 - 04:10 -- Admin

How the waste and inefficiency of neoliberalism attacks our children’s health

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 29th November 2017


Deregulation, the government and the newspapers assure us, saves money and time and reduces frustration. That’s the theory. But, as I see every day, it doesn’t quite work like this.


October 23, 2017 - 22:25 -- Admin

The scale and speed of environmental collapse is beyond imagination.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 20th October 2017

Which of these would you name as the world’s most pressing environmental issue? Climate breakdown, air pollution, water loss, plastic waste or urban expansion? My answer is none of the above. Almost incredibly, I believe that climate breakdown takes third place, behind two issues that receive only a fraction of the attention.

Vote Often

October 20, 2017 - 22:30 -- Admin

Our representative democracy is scarcely worthy of the name. 21st Century politics demands a more participatory system

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 18th October 2017



October 14, 2017 - 02:20 -- Admin

We should use the political space being opened by the Labour resurgence to develop a new, participatory economy

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 11th October 2017


Common Wealth

October 2, 2017 - 21:43 -- Admin

Hope lies with a great, neglected sector of the economy, through which we can create a system that is neither capitalist nor state communist.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 27th September 2017


Are you a statist, or a free marketeer? Do you believe that intervention should be minimised, or that state ownership and regulation should be expanded? This is our central political debate. But it is based on a mistaken premise.

The Smog Chancellor

September 21, 2017 - 19:41 -- Admin

Who is the world’s leading environmental vandal? The answer may surprise you.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 20th September 2017

Which living person has done most to destroy the natural world and the future wellbeing of humanity? Donald Trump will soon be the correct answer, when the full force of his havoc has been felt. But for now I would place another name in the frame. Angela Merkel.

Urge, Splurge, Purge

September 15, 2017 - 19:32 -- Admin

The demand for perpetual economic growth, and the collective madness it provokes, leads inexorably to environmental collapse

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 13th September 2017