How do Greens see the economy?

“Whether you call it capitalism, industrialism, socialism, liberalism or communism, every national economy in the world is based on the belief that more consumption is inevitably and incontrovertibly a Good Thing” [Green Party (1989) Don’t let your world turn grey. European Election Manifesto, London: Green Party E&W]

Greens often propose an integrated approach to multiple economic, political and ecological crises that they view as interrelated and necessarily global in nature…They view short-term economic and technological fixes as unlikely to address a myriad of problems that manifest themselves as different facets of a single crisis. This crisis is produced by industrial society and an economy that is structured around the need to serve capital as an end in itself…

Source: Peter Newell (2020) Global Green Politics, Cambridge University Press.






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