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  1. Dec 2023
    1. In the neoliberal era, individuals are forced to assume sole responsibility for navigating “every hardship and every difficulty—from poverty to student debt to home eviction to drug addiction.” When the pandemic exacerbated these hardships, it was an uphill battle to build solidarity and convince people to support collective solutions. After a lifetime of being told they were on their own, “a subset of the population” doubled down on individualism. It does not, now, seem surprising to Klein that they essentially said, “Fuck you: we won’t mask or jab
      • for: key insight - anti-vaxxers, key insight - conspiracy theories, key insight - maga, key insight - neoliberalism and failure at collective action

      • key insight: neoliberalism and failure of collective action

        • neoliberalism's continuous assault on society has striped use off any support system, leaving us to fend for ourselves
        • when polycrisis events occur, it provokes a distrust of any attempt at government intervention
        • this is a sign of things to come when climate chaos will accelerate social breakdown
  2. Mar 2023
    1. While policies limiting the high emitters are thus unavoidable, such as progressive taxes on emissions, they are hampered by three consecutive barriers.

      Three obstacles to policies limiting elite carbon emissions - First is the realization of connection between wealth and carbon emissions - Second is polarized politics making it difficult to pass or implement policies to limit dangerous consumption - Third is focused policy on the oversized contributions of elites

  3. Feb 2023
    1. two social drivers actively impair global efforts to achieve 1.5 C. Those are corporate responses and global consumption patterns
      • two major social drivers prevent achieving 1.5 C.
        • corporate responses
        • global consumption patterns
  4. Mar 2022
  5. Mar 2021
    1. .The firstparadigm centres on institutional power: ‘Our schools, our government, our businessesand corporations are permeated with the view that neither individual nor group aretrustworthy. There must be power over, power to control. This hierarchal system isinherent in our whole culture’. The second paradigm takes the opposite view: ‘Givena suitable climate, humankind is trustworthy, creative, self-motivated, powerful andconstructive – capable of releasing undreamed-of-potentialities’

      there is an ongoing struggle in many areas of society, in schools, workplaces, religious organisations. the second paradigm doesn't seem to win over the first on a large scale, since significant change in any domain is a frustrating and never-ending process.

    2. importedfrom the business and commercial world.

      who decided this? who decides which measures of success are appropriate?

    3. target driven climate which has the potential to undermine theimportance of ‘relationship

      taking away from the very purpose of the practice



  6. Mar 2016
    1. But the point is, that you are not a body and any successful use you put it to that convinces you that it is foolish to abandon the body as your vantage point, that must be overcome! You must arrive at a place where you’re willing to abandon that, even if it’s only for the sake of experiment, to see whether what I’m saying is true or not.
  7. Oct 2015
    1. I argue here that urbanization has played a particularly active role

      The competition of capitalism leaves behind issues like resource waste, unemployment, inflation, but through urbanization, society is able to take these left over pieces and produce growth from them