Coronavirus has taught the world that it needs to slow down, says philosopher and Extinction Rebellion campaigner Rupert Read.
Rupert Read and Deepak Rughani lament the film’s fatalism and argue that there is a ‘managed descent’ from our current dangerous energy dependencies.
‘This is not a book about the future but about a present that goes unacknowledged’, Aaron Bastani writes in Fully Automated Luxury Communism. Bastani does not set out to describe what an ideal communist society would look like. Instead, he spends the bulk of his book making the argument that capitalism is unable to cope with a set of problems that will eventually lead to its destruction and implores us instead to create a better economic model built around the creation and distribution of abundance.
He who does not deny our doom, becomes capable of action
Two intellectuals philosophize about the climate catastrophe.
A public inquiry into the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis is needed.
So the UK Government has at last imposed a lockdown. Sigh of relief all round. Better late than never.