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“Sustainable Capitalism”

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He’s baaaaaaaak.

When greeting old friends after a period of absence, Ralph Waldo Emerson used to ask: "What has become clear to you since we last met?" What is clear to us and many others is that market capitalism has arrived at a critical juncture. Even beyond the bailouts and recent volatility, the challenges of the climate crisis, water scarcity, income disparity, extreme poverty and disease must command our urgent attention…

An improvement over Unsustainable Capitalism, I s’pose. But like Clinton/Gore, ecology will probably be the Veep’s thing.

Don Bosch


  • Ed

    I think not, Don. You misread Obama significantly. Environment, sustainability, climate change is about to be the bedrock of the entire response to the economic crisis… wait and see – I don’t think it will take long to become clear!

  • Don

    “I don’t think it will take long to become clear!”

    No doubt about that, Bro!