Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
The big difference with Derber is that he actually wants to get the US Left to fight to get something for itself, rather than co-opting it into this "lesser of two evils" pattern that is so fully on display every election year here in the States.

"Efficiency" and "innovation" are standard capitalist talking points.  The idea that "efficiency" will get capitalism out of environmental crisis was effectively debunked in John Bellamy Foster's discussion of Jevons' Paradox.  And "innovation" can be produced by any educational program designed to foster creativity.  The question at hand, however, is one of what particular economic systems do with innovation.

"Imagine all the people/ Sharing all the world" -- John Lennon

by Cassiodorus on Wed Jul 25th, 2007 at 11:12:26 AM EST
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