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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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CCEPA: Ethical Issues in Agriculture - Dr. Paul Thompson

Dr. R. Paul Thompson, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Institute For The History and Philosophy of Science and Technology; Dept. Of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto

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Noam Chomsky "Ecology, Ethics, and Anarchism" (28 March 2014)

Noam Chomsky interviewed by Javier Sethness Castro at MIT on 28 March 2014. The conversation revolves around the present and future role of anarchism, anarcho-syndicalism, and indigenous struggle in terms of the profound ecological crisis we confront today as a result of capitalist hegemony.

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Noam Chomsky: Ecology, Ethics, Anarchism

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There can be little doubt about the centrality and severity of the environmental crisis in the present day. Driven by the mindless "grow-or-die" imperative of capitalism, humanity's destruction of the biosphere has reached and even surpassedvarious critical thresholds, whether in terms of carbon emissions, biodiversity loss, ocean acidification, freshwater depletion, or chemical pollution. Extreme weather events can be seen pummeling the globe, from the Philippines — devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in November of last year — to California, which is presently suffering from the worst drought in centuries. As Nafeez Ahmed has shown, a recently published study funded in part by NASA warns of impending civilizational collapse without radical changes to address social inequality and overconsumption. Truthout's own Dahr Jamail has written a number of critical pieces lately that have documented the profundity of the current trajectory toward anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) and global ecocide: In a telling metaphor, he likens the increasingly mad weather patterns brought about by ACD to an electrocardiogram of a "heart in defibrillation."

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The real price of market values: Michael Sandel at TEDGlobal 2013 | TED Blog

The real price of market values: Michael Sandel at TEDGlobal 2013 | TED Blog | real utopias | Scoop.it

These days there’s very little money can’t buy. If you ever wind up in jail in San Diego, CA, and you find your cell uncomfortable, don’t fret; simply pay $82 and you’ll be upgraded. Or if you find yourself in Washington, DC, en route to a Congressional hearing, but you hear that the line is around the block, don’t give up; you can pay someone through a line-standing company to wait in line for you. You just have to show up at the last minute and take your seat.

 
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Harvard professor questions universality of market values - The Brown Daily Herald

Harvard professor questions universality of market values - The Brown Daily Herald | real utopias | Scoop.it

“What should be the role of money and markets in our society?” The question arose repeatedly in a lecture given by Michael Sandel, a Harvard professor of government and best-selling author, Thursday evening to an almost-full C.V. Starr Auditorium.

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What's the value of a human life?

What's the value of a human life? | real utopias | Scoop.it
In theory, the philosophy regarding the value of a human life is rather straightforward: all human life should be regarded equal and offered equal rights. (What’s the value of a human life?
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation