Capitalism and Food: Consuming Hunger

Under capitalism, we recognise a huge mistake among those wanting to see changes for the better – not that positive changes are undesirable but simply that tinkering with a mechanism (or machine) that has been invented or created erroneously can’t be the best way to fix the problem.

Decision-making in Socialism: How to Meet Needs?

In January – February 2017 the journals of the American leftist organization Solidarity (Solidarity and Against the Current) published a stimulating article by Sam Friedman entitled ‘Creating a Socialism that Meets Needs’

Health: Africa and the A.I.D.S. Crisis

Causes and consequences of the A.I.D.S. epidemic in Africa

Water: Thirsting for conflict

The likelihood of expected conflict over scarce water resources in the Middle East in spite of their being enough water on a global scale to meet the needs of all

Capitalism: An unnatural disaster

The response from international governments to hurrican-stricken Central America has been mediochre

How we could feed the world

World hunger is not caused by a lack of food

The United Nations estimates that one eighth of the global population are actually starving, while “the earth could, in theory, feed very many more people than now inhabit the globe.”(1)

Slower than the speed of light

Capitalism has taken far too long to explore the potential of renewable energy sources

Searching for scarcity

Few natural resources are scarce, relative to what is needed to sustainably meet human needs

World without accountants

Human and natural resources are wasted by the money system on a vast scale

(1) Dimensions of Need – An Atlas of Food and Agriculture (FAO 1995) p34

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