Beyond "Green Capitalism"

Authors

  • Victor Wallis

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-061-09-2010-02_3

Keywords:

Class, Labor

Abstract

A disdain for the natural environment has characterized capitalism from the beginning. As Marx noted, capital abuses the soil as much as it exploits the worker. The makings of ecological breakdown are thus inherent in capitalism. No serious observer now denies the severity of the environmental crisis, but it is still not widely recognized as a capitalist crisis, that is, as a crisis arising from and perpetuated by the rule of capital, and hence incapable of resolution within the capitalist framework.

Published

2010-02-03

Issue

Section

Articles