EATING THE EARTH

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EATING THE EARTH

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ISBN: 9780702266133
Title: EATING THE EARTH
Author: WALSH JUSTYN
Format: PAPER COVER
Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

Money talks, but it doesn't always tell the truth ...

In 1776, two stories and a technology gave birth to the modern age. Adam Smith sanctified selfishness as a means to material wealth, the American Founding Fathers elevated individual sovereignty as a transcendent truth, and the commercialisation of the industrial steam engine unleashed the superhuman energy of fossil fuels.

Industrial capitalism, the product of these three events, has now become the world's dominant creed. Our variant of capitalism has enabled a cowboy economy - one that relentlessly rolls forward to new frontiers of exploitation, and favours those who can capture the greatest bounty from nature, regardless of the cost.

Eating the Earth argues that capitalism has morphed into a planetary Ponzi scheme and that we must change the way we do business with nature. This will mean embracing a new story - one that acknowledges that humankind is a part of nature rather than apart from nature and that lives off nature's dividends rather than eating into its capital.

Imprint: University of Queensland Press
RRP: $34.99

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