Namoi Klein – This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

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Summary

One of the first economics books I read. Naomi has the ability to talk about such complex and interesting subjects in simplistic language.  She talks about the consequences of both unrestricted capitalism and deregulation; and also the economics behind climate change. How neoliberal policies have wreaked havoc on the planet.

Key points

  • The erosion of the ‘middle-class’ is a relatively new phenomenon
  • The only things the bigger companies care about are economical and not ecological
  • Need to try and consume less and buy locally
  • Climate is so vague, sophisticated and comprehensive; thus it can produce endless reports without having to commit to the fact