Capitalism

The principle of the commons, the sharing of resources, and the integrity of community life, is the foundation on which western Canada was built. Yet abundance has turned out to have its own dangers. The role of co-ops as the alternative to agri-business and its destructive effect on communities. Video by Tom Radford.

This film by eco-commons collaborator Tom Radford explores how the system of unfettered capitalism in Canada has allowed the Tar Sands in Fort McMurray Alberta to generate a billion dollars a day for investors while destroying the way of life for First Nations people.

Kate Raworth has developed over the last decade or more a helpful way to measure our ecological, economic, and social wellbeing so that we might work together to live within the donut — a place of equilibrium and sustainability. Her website and videos explain this helpful “index of wellbeing.”

Vandana Shiva summarizes the need for a global commons movement to replace the earth-destroying capitalist system that we now have.

Kate Raworth has developed over the last decade or more a helpful way to measure our ecological, economic, and social wellbeing so that we might work together to live within the donut — a place of equilibrium and sustainability. Her website and videos explain this helpful “index of wellbeing.”

Can shopping save the world? The Story of Change urges viewers to put down their credit cards and start exercising their citizen muscles to build a more sustainable, just and fulfilling world.

A historian in 2050 looks back at the first half of the century.
Presented at the UC Santa Barbara virtual conference:
The World In 2050: Creating/Imagining Just Climate Futures
October 2016
Presented by Jeremy R. Lent

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