This Changes Everything

This Changes Everything Forget Everything You Think You Know About Global Warming It S Not About Carbon It S About Capitalism The Good News Is That We Can Seize This Crisis To Transform Our Failed Economic System And Build Something Radically Better.In Her Most Provocative Book Yet, Naomi Klein, Author Of The Global Bestsellers The Shock Doctrine And No Logo, Exposes The Myths That Are Clouding Climate Debate You Have Been Told The Market Will Save Us, When In Fact The Addiction To Profit And Growth Is Digging Us In Deeper Every Day You Have Been Told It S Impossible To Get Off Fossil Fuels When In Fact We Know Exactly How To Do It It Just Requires Breaking Every Rule In The Free Market Playbook You Have Also Been Told That Humanity Is Too Greedy And Selfish To Rise To This Challenge In Fact, All Around The World, The Fight Back Is Already Succeeding In Ways Both Surprising And Inspiring.It S About Changing The World, Before The World Changes So Drastically That No One Is Safe Either We Leap Or We Sink This Changes Everything Is A Book That Will Redefine Our Era. Naomi s Klein s This Changes Everything is absolutely essential for understanding, confronting, and meeting the challenges of the 21st century I recommend it to everyone.Naomi Klein is known for her activism and her reporting on corporate malfeasance the misused power of corporations, and the deleterious effects of unfettered global free market western style capitalism unchained from any conceivable governance that might restrict profitability Profits first, above all else Protect sharehold Naomi s Klein s This Changes Everything is absolutely essential for understanding, confronting, and meeting the challenges of the 21st century I recommend it to everyone.Naomi Klein is known for her activism and her reporting on corporate malfeasance the misused power of corporations, and the deleterious effects of unfettered global free market western style capitalism unchained from any conceivable governance that might restrict profitability Profits first, above all else Protect shareholder interests, increase shareholder wealth.With this, her newest book, This Changes Everything, she turns to the consequences that this unrestricted capitalism is having on the world at large Deregulated and globalized capitalism, which destroys the middle classes across the world, destabi
Climate change is not liberal propagandaThere is only one truth you need to know from this book, from this review Denying climate change is profitable, and as long as it remains profitable, the environment degrades It will get to a point of no return Do you want to do something now voluntarily or be forced to do something later, when it s probably too late In the face of an absolutely unprecedented emergency, society has no choice but to take dramatic action to avert a collapse of civiliz Climate change is not liberal propagandaThere is only one truth you need to know from this book, from this review Denying climate change is profitable, and as long as it remains profitable, the environment degrades It will get to a point of no return Do you want to do something now voluntarily or be forced to do something later, when it s probably too late In the face of an absolutely unprecedented emergency, society has no choice but to take dramatic action to avert a collapse of civilization Either we will change our ways and build an entirely new kind of global society, or they will be changed for us Fossil fuel companies are among the most profitable and they are destroying the planet on the fast track enabled by lobbyist
I have read to of Klein s other books and will admit none of them read as well as Shock Doctrine This Changes Everything readslike a thesis than a marketed book Nearly half of the book is documentation and source material If Klein says it, she backs it up My thoughts The problem is not so much capitalism, but what capitalism has become Capitalism has had its problems from sweatshops to slavery America prides itself on being a capitalist nation, but that in itself is a misnomer Road I have read to of Klein s other books and will admit none of them read as well as Shock Doctrine This Changes Everything readslike a thesis than a marketed book Nearly half of the book is documentation and source material If Klein says it, she backs it up My thoughts The problem is not so much capitalism, but what capitalism has become Capitalism has had its problems from sweatshops to slavery America prides itself on being a capitalist nation, but that
In reading Naomi Klein s new book, This Changes Everything a friendly looking tome with a sky blue cover I couldn t help but recall what Whittaker Chambers remark, in reviewing Ayn Rand s classic that, f rom almost any page of Atlas Shrugged, a voice can be heard, from painful necessity, commanding to the gas chambers go This is a book that will seduce many people with its tales of various indigenous people standing up against further development and its surface level commitment to In reading Naomi Klein s new book, This Changes Everything a friendly looking tome with a sky blue cover I couldn t help but recall what Whittaker Chambers remark, in reviewing Ayn Rand s classic that, f rom almost any page of Atlas Shrugged, a voice can be heard, from painful necessity, commanding to the gas chambers go This is a book that will seduce many people with its tales of various indigenous people standing up against further development and its surface level commitment to humanitarian aims, but it is also the work of profound evil This is a totalitarian book that aims to advance totalitarian aims in the guise of combating a supposed emergency As Klein herself admits, she herself truly began to engage with these issues only when she realized that the aims of environmental radicalism provided a rationale for the adoption of ultra left positionsgenerally In writing this book, Klein has done the world a profound service in
This changes everything I wish it did I suppose you have to be quite anti capitalist to even pick this up The title certainly makes clear Naomi Klein s view, by pitting capitalism against the climate I completely agree There is a LOT of ground covered in this book and an extensive amount of research At times it became a bit too much and I was unclear what it s intentions were I wanted a simpler solution, when of course there isn t one Yet there were many great ideas and examples of how g This changes everything I wish it did I suppose you have to be quite anti capitalist to even pick this up The title certainly makes clear Naomi Klein s view, by pitting capitalism against the climate I completely agree There is a LOT of ground covered in this book and an extensive amount of research At times it became a bit too much and I was unclear what it s intentions were I wanted a simpler solution, when of course there isn t one Yet there were many great ideas and examples of how grassroots communities ARE working f
I wish someone had taught me to question capitalism before college This past year at university has made me so weary of capitalism and its greed based consequences, and Naomi Klein s brilliant This Changes Everything Capitalism vs The Climate has persuaded me evenWhile I do not claim expertise on the topics of environmentalism or economics, I still must say it is my responsibility, and our responsibility, to protect this earth we live on Klein does a thorough and effective job of exp I wish someone had taught me to question capitalism before college This past year at university has made me so weary of capitalism and its greed based consequences, and Naomi Klein s brilliant This Changes Everything Capitalism vs The Climate has persuaded me evenWhile I do not claim expertise on the topics of environmentalism or economics, I still must say it is my responsibility, and our responsibility, to protect this earth we live on Klein doe
Klein has every reason to be depressed about the way governments the world over are relinquishing their responsibilities when it comes to air, water, and land pollution Though she admits to faltering in looking forward to the future we have left for our children, in the end she does not quail she comes to see that there is a glimmer of hope that humans might actually slow or stop other humans from destroying our habitat, and the habitat of other species on the planet In fact, our salvation ma Klein has every reason to be depressed about the way governments the world over are relinquishing their responsibilities when it comes to air, water, and land pollution Though she admits to faltering in looking forward to the future we have left for our children, in the end she does not quail she comes to see that there is a glimmer of hope that humans might actually slow or
One giant eye rollYou make me facepalm, Naomi Klein As our boat rocked in the Louisiana Gulf Coast delta I had the distinct feeling that we were suspended not in water, but in amniotic fluid, immersed in a massive multi species miscarriage If you want to change people s minds right wing, die hard meritocracy spouting capitalist human minds you can t talk like this and expect them to listen.I am left with the firm belief that Klein s purpose in writing this book was to simply sell a lot o One giant eye rollYou make me facepalm, Naomi Klein As our boat rocked in the Louisiana Gulf Coast delta I had the distinct feeling that we were suspended not in water, but in amniotic fluid, immersed in a massive multi species miscarriage If you want to change people s minds right wing, die hard meritocracy spouting capitalist human minds you can t talk like this and expect them to listen I am left with the firm belief that Klein s purpose in writing this book was to simply sell a lot of books, and not to engage in a serious unpicking of capitalism, or, kinda crucially, outlining practicable s
Believing is Not EnoughNaomi Klein believes that the inequality of wealth and power in the world is unjust and that it should be redistributedfairly The problem with this book is not that she wants redistribution it is that she believes in it too much She filters all her information about the world through this moral lens, which results in simplistic and misleading conclusions.She describes this clearly when talking about other believers She explains the tendency of some conservatives Believing is Not EnoughNaomi Klein believes that the inequality of wealth and power in the world is unjust and that it should be redistributedfairly The problem with this book is not that she wants redistribution it is that she believes in it too much She filters all her information about the world through this moral lens, which results in simplistic and misleading conclusions.She describes this clearly when talking about other believers She explains the tendency of some conservatives to reject the scientific understanding of climate ch
At every stage our actions are marked by a lack of respect for the powers we are unleashing a certainty, or at least a hope, that the nature we have turned to garbage, and the people we have treated like garbage, will not come back to haunt usThis book is a brick, a great heavy block with which you can shatter screens of lies and greenwash Nine months after reading it, I still remember parts of it so well that I m reviewing without properly rereading, so please accept my apologies for my bodg At every stage our actions are marked by a lack of respect for the powers we are unleashing a certainty, or at least a hope, that the nature we have turned to garbage, and the people we have treated like garbage, will not come back to haunt usThis book is a brick, a great heavy block with which you can shatter screens of lies and greenwash Nine months after reading it, I still remember parts of it so well that I m reviewing without properly rereading, so please accept my apologies for my bodgy job and hold the jokes about gestation please , but I will reread at some point not just to refresh my memory but as therapy for burn out and political despair It starts off with the bad news so devastatingly sad I sobbed for all of us everywhere, humans and non humans, all but doomed to a future of environmental devastation, so much so that a stranger but fellow northener gave up her seat