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  • Peter Venton
    12 Nov, 2017
      Daily Dose of Resilience: 11/09/2017

      Hi Don,

       

      Thanks for this. I have attached a much lengthier review of Klein’s book. 

       

      The Canadian Leap movement is progressive, not just left.  The reviewer got the main point that addressing climate change would “detonates the ideological scaffolding on which contemporary conservatism (i.e. neoliberalist capitalist project) stands.  He did not list the Leap’s policies at the end of the book of doubling the minimum wage, free college tuition and medicare  - all part of Bernie Sanders’ progressive manifesto.  He did not note the list of taxes on pages 246-247 that make the Leap affordable.  The reviewer questions how we can achieve such radical demans while confined within the logic of markets.  The point of the Leap policies is that all of them correct for market failures that most students of economics  have understood for at least seven decades. Really.

      For a proposal for the development of a progressive manifesto, see my chapter “Manifesto for a Movement Progressive” in  the Cambridge Scholars 2017 volume “Peace Issues in the 21st Century Global Context” by Shreesh Juyal and John Duncan (eds) pp. 353-376.       

       

      Regards

      Peter

       

          

       

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      The review of Naomi Klein's new book is interesting.

      Don



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      Healthy soil is so important for life on earth yet so poorly understood or appreciated.  Science and technology brought us the “green revolution”; chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, supersized tractors, genetically modified crops adapted to life drenched with agricultural chemicals.  What is rarely apparent to most agricultural specialists is the damage this is causing the soil, basically turning it into ‘dirt’.


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      Just as Congress begins debate on the Republicans’ “Tax Cut and Jobs Act,” new revelations have emerged about how wealthy elites around the world hide their wealth. The “Paradise Papers” — the result of a leak from the Bermuda-based law firm Appleby — shines additional light onto the shadowy world of hidden wealth and tax dodging.


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      By Philip Ackerman-Leist on Nov 09, 2017 03:50 am
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      By Samir Dathi on Nov 08, 2017 05:08 am
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      Despite my various friendly critiques here, it goes without saying that Naomi Klein is one of the most important figures on the radical left today. There are few other activists who are able to make radical arguments that are read by so many and taken seriously in the mainstream.


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