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Few want to admit it, but the kind of radical reductions we need to make will require GDP contraction. But if we in the rich world need to “de-grow” the economy, how is that done without causing utter social chaos and breakdown?
The Climate Vulnerable Forum — which represents about one billion people from 48 of the world’s poorest countries — said the upcoming Paris climate deal is crucial to their survival. They hope President Trump will take it seriously.
Famed author and theologist Chris Hedges reminds us that it is neoliberal, corporate forces that have destroyed our democracy, and we will continue to vomit up more monstrosities as dangerous as Donald Trump.
Remember when Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer “spent several minutes hidden in the bushes” to avoid questions after firing James Comey? Now you buy your very own Spicer hedge topper, a decorative Spicer facsimile head to spice up your garden, or indoor plant box.
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