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Earth to Labor

Earth to Labor By Sean Sweeney On the Contrary thear to l abro Economic Growth Is No Salvation The notion that economic growth is, almost by definition, a good thing has been subjected to serious and well-informed criticism in recent years. Diverse organizationally, geographically, and ideologically, those challenging growth are united by one realization: the world’s ecosystems are in a state of extreme distress and the planet will be unlivable in just a few decades. Climate change, ocean acidification, species extinction, desertificex a-ception). The overuse of insipid terms like “green tion, ozone depletion, and alarming levels o jo f bs” cannot hide the fact that the ecological crisis water contamination and scarcity are part o if a s no t on the agenda of the U.S. labor movement. long list of crises that have their origins in o A n n ed t hose who raise ecological issues are likely thing—economic activity that increasingl ty o be reminded that labor is too embroiled in a raids the world’s stores of “natural capital” a st n r d ug gle for its own survival to have much time pollutes and degrades everything in its pata h. n d energy to commit to planetary http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

Earth to Labor

New Labor Forum , Volume 21 (1): 4 – Feb 1, 2012

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SAGE
Copyright
© 2012 Joseph S. Murphy Institute, CUNY
ISSN
1095-7960
eISSN
1557-2978
DOI
10.4179/NLF.211.0000003
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By Sean Sweeney On the Contrary thear to l abro Economic Growth Is No Salvation The notion that economic growth is, almost by definition, a good thing has been subjected to serious and well-informed criticism in recent years. Diverse organizationally, geographically, and ideologically, those challenging growth are united by one realization: the world’s ecosystems are in a state of extreme distress and the planet will be unlivable in just a few decades. Climate change, ocean acidification, species extinction, desertificex a-ception). The overuse of insipid terms like “green tion, ozone depletion, and alarming levels o jo f bs” cannot hide the fact that the ecological crisis water contamination and scarcity are part o if a s no t on the agenda of the U.S. labor movement. long list of crises that have their origins in o A n n ed t hose who raise ecological issues are likely thing—economic activity that increasingl ty o be reminded that labor is too embroiled in a raids the world’s stores of “natural capital” a st n r d ug gle for its own survival to have much time pollutes and degrades everything in its pata h. n d energy to commit to planetary

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Published: Feb 1, 2012

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