Giveaways created a poverty sinkhole. Then the virus hit

Property tax giveaways to oil companies and entrenched poverty around Louisiana refineries help tell the story of race and disease in an American energy hub at a time when the coronavirus is spiking in the South.

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Capitalism incompatible with climate action, survey suggests

The current economic system is not compatible with the fight against global warming and the authorities need to make businesses join the fight, if necessary by force, according to a majority of the respondents in a recent poll.


Erik Kobayashi-Solomon: Capitalism is failing us just when we need it most

In the words of Warren Buffett’s investing partner, Charlie Munger, “Never, ever, think about something else when you should be thinking about the power of incentives.”

Youth climate activist Jamie Margolin's message on climate change

She founded Zero Hour, organized a national climate march, wrote 'Youth to Power,' and still goes to high school.


What will the world be like after coronavirus?

Coronavirus, like climate change, is partly a problem of our economic structure. Although both appear to be "environmental" or "natural" problems, they are socially driven.


J. Ama Mantey: A Green-Red New Deal can save black lives in a post-Covid-19 world

Race, not class, is the strongest predictor of whether someone will be overburdened by environmental pollution, climate disasters and other hazards.

Climate enemies: CEOs, oilmen, politicians who sold the world

The CEOs, oilmen, financiers, politicians, and ideologues who are robbing us of a stable climate.


Wisconsin tribe recognizes Menominee River rights

The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin in January asserted that the Menominee River has the right to exist naturally, flourish, evolve, remain unpolluted and carry out its natural ecosystem functions. 

David Von Drehle: It’s time we finally get a serious climate change plan

From the discussions at Davos to the Green New Deal, plans floated so far are hot air.

The 2010s killed off the polite climate change conversation

The decade that began with the defeat of a relatively moderate climate bill is ending amid calls for capitalism to be dismantled.

Paris wants a tax to cover Amazon delivery impacts

Mayor Anne Hidalgo wants the e-commerce giant to pay for the pollution and congestion that online shopping generates.

Good company: The capitalists putting purpose ahead of profit

As protest and environmental alarm escalate, a new breed of business is prioritising values other than money and growth.

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