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Finance’s preference for the Metropolis

The current globalization was always legitimized by the argument that capital today, unlike in colonial times, had become blind to racial and other such distinctions across countries in deciding upon its location; it would now flow wherever opportunities for profitable investment existed.

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Capitalism and Nature - A Really Inconvenient Truth

Capitalism and Nature – A really inconvenient truth

The balance of nature is not the same today as in Pleistocene times, but it is still there: a complex, precise, and highly integrated system of relationships between living things which cannot safely be ignored any more than the law of gravity can be defied with impunity by a [person] perched on the edge of […]

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A new global map of deforestation reveals 888,000 square miles (2.3 million square kilometers) lost between 2000 and 2012.

Epidemics and capitalism

The article seeks to re-emphasise that as capitalism exploits society and nature for its own expanded reproduction, it cannot but revolutionise the productive forces, in terms of science and technology. On the other hand, however, it also creates fetters to the realisation of the ­potential that it creates, by making it a slave to the logic […]

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