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When Hurricane Ian hit Florida in late September 2022, it took more than 100 lives, becoming the deadliest storm to hit the United States since Katrina in 2005. Hurricane Ian
Fed up with capitalism’s destruction and inequality, there is a growing movement to build a new model based on “people’s prosperity.”
Capitalism’s endless economic growth prioritizes the individual over community and creates extreme inequality. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
To reject the growth mindset, we must divorce ourselves from careerism.
Colonization, through genocide, land theft, and the imposition of private property, has dispossessed Indigenous and Black peoples of their homelands across the continents for generations.
“When I think of the many ways we—laborers, neighbors, people in community with one another—are failing each other, I think first and foremost of the institution of work as we know it.”
The pursuit of pleasure in our modern capitalist society is inextricably linked to money.
The Bush administration used the attacks to label dissent and protests against international trade agreements as terrorism. Now movements have recovered their lost momentum.
Money has become concentrated in very few hands. Now some experts are considering that money itself may be part of the problem.
Prioritizing short-term profits over everything else has created a system that is consuming itself to extinction. Here’s what an economy that valued human life and the planet would look like.
Our social safety net and the government’s response so far have been woefully inadequate for addressing a national emergency.