Make extreme wealth extinct: it’s the only way to avoid climate breakdown

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Media Type: Article - Recent

Date of Publication: November 10

Year of Publication: 2021

Publication City: London, UK

Publisher: The Guardian

Author(s): George Monbiot

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Pandering to the rich has got us into this mess. The correlation between wealth and polluting behaviour could not be clearer.

Most of our dysfunctions are caused by pandering to the rich. The way governments have allowed democracy to be eroded by lobbyists (including politicians with lucrative private interests); the deregulation that lets corporations, oligarchs and landlords squeeze their workers and tenants, then dump their costs on society; the permissive environment for profiteering during the pandemic; the degradation of health, education and other public services by the constant drive towards privatisation: all these are symptoms of the same condition.

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