[Diggers350] Land and Resource Scarcity,Capitalism, Struggle and Well-being in a World without Fossil Fuels

greenwomble greenwomble at googlemail.com
Thu Apr 25 00:41:16 BST 2013

Nice one.  Thanks for the link.   :-) frank

p.s. here is a very relevant essay from 1845 on Abundance and Scarcity.


On 23/04/2013, Darren <mail at vegburner.co.uk> wrote:
> http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415630610/
> This book brings together geological, biological, radical economic,
> technological, historical and social perspectives on peak oil and other
> scarce resources. The contributors to this volume argue that these
> scarcities will put an end to the capitalist system as we know it and
> alternatives must be created. The book combines natural science with
> emancipatory thinking, focusing on bottom up alternatives and social
> struggles to change the world by taking action. The volume introduces
> original contributions to the debates on peak oil, land grabbing and
> social alternatives, thus creating a synthesis to gain an overview of
> the multiple crises of our times.
> The book sets out to analyse how crises of energy, climate, metals,
> minerals and the soil relate to the global land grab which has
> accelerated greatly since 2008, as well as to examine the crisis of
> profit production and political legitimacy. Based on a theoretical
> understanding of the multiple crises and the effects of peak oil and
> other scarcities on capital accumulation, the contributors explore the
> social innovations that provide an alternative.
> Using the most up to date research on resource crises, this integrative
> and critical analysis brings together the issues with a radical
> perspective on possibilites for future change as well as a strong social
> economic and ethical dimesion. The book should be of interest to
> researchers and students of environmental policy, politics, sustainable
> development and natural resource management.

  It's a revolution. But it's the sort of revolution ,  more of an
evolution that no one will notice. It might get a little shadier, or
brighter. Buildings might function better. You might have less money
to earn because your food is all around you and you don't have any
energy costs.  and more people will be fed, as more land and
resources, kept scarce for the dollar, for the  abundance called glut,
 will be shared.

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