No new ideas here: A critique of Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything

Zinvolle kritiek op Naomi Klein. Wie kan er nou serieus Nederland als voorbeeld noemen van een land dat duurzame energie serieus neemt? We staan nog net niet in de top 3 van meest fossiele EU-lidstaten


Rarely have I seen so much uncritical gushing from both Climate Change activists and the American Left as on the release of Naomi Klein’s latest work, This Changes Everything, which aims at the relationship between our economic system (Neoliberal or “free-market” Capitalism) and Climate Change.

This lauding of praise to me is puzzling, although I understand the temptation to praise someone who confirms your belief systems. And the barrage of terrible coverage of Climate Change and energy issues in the mainstream media, whether from deniers of scientific consensus, pro-nuke or pro-natural gas hacks or merely poorly informed journalists, is enough to set a low bar for any sort of discussion of these issues.

Don’t get me wrong. The intersection of our economic system and ecological catastrophe, particularly in the form of Climate Change, is an extremely important topic. It was high time that someone addressed it, and it was…

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