The Epochal Crisis

Authors

  • John Bellamy Foster

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-065-05-2013-09_1

Keywords:

Political Economy

Abstract

It is an indication of the sheer enormity of the historical challenge confronting humanity in our time that the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, sometimes now called the Second Great Depression, is overshadowed by the larger threat of planetary catastrophe, raising the question of the long-term survival of innumerable species—including our own. An urgent necessity for the world today is therefore to develop an understanding of the interconnections between the deepening impasse of the capitalist economy and the rapidly accelerating ecological threat—itself a by-product of capitalist development.

Published

2013-10-01

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