Listen now (55 mins) | What philosophy has to say about the crisis
The precautionary principle: in a war, if there is a five percent chance that the enemy will attack from a certain direction, you guard yourself in that direction. The American way: jump in with both feet and sort out the mess afterwards.
How did Hayek and Friedman manage to grow the neo-liberal vision until it became a hegemony? There were the Chicago School shock doctrine tactics from the seventies onwards, but what happened before that? Was this accomplished by a take over of the economics departments in universities, so that only neo-classical economics was being taught, something that only now is being challenged by ecological, doughnut and degrowth economics?
Can we learn from the groundwork that the founders of neoliberalism must have done, but push back in a shorter time-frame? If we are playing the long game, maybe education is the place to start.
Happy New Year to Rachel and the Planet Critical community! Given XR's "We Quit" New Years Statement, have they become the moderate flank?