The market system, dominated by huge multinational corporations, will never set off down the virtuous path of eco-capitalism
of its own accord.
Readers already familiar with Bookchin's work, or those coming from an anarchist perspective, will encounter much to engage with, and some questionable positions; in particular, White's placing 'green' or 'eco-capitalism
' and reformism in a positive light.
With products and packaging completely from recycled garbage, TerraCycle was able to bring better, cheaper and greener products to consumers--and establish the eco-capitalism
concepts that brought awards and publicity.
I don't know what will replace eco-capitalism
. But I do know that no one will be here to find out, if we don't first replace gray capitalism."
She points out that Scandinavians export traditional practices of sustainable development and eco-capitalism
, poverty assistance (Denmark contributes about $311 per capita to developing nations while the US contributes about $28), human rights, gender equality, and arms control and eradication.
It is clearly one of the more sophisticated expressions of the philosophy and economics of eco-capitalism published so far.
The third missing element is closely related to the above, and connected to the authors' advocacy of eco-capitalism as a philosophy of development.
These showcases of win-win eco-capitalism
will not only be wholly dependent on a constant influx of philanthropic dollars, but they will also be insignificantly small in relation to the global biofuel agribusiness.
We're even seeing the birth of some form of "eco-capitalism
." To be sure, a more "ecologically sound" market system will not be a utopia.
have become adherents of eco-capitalism
. Their programs and policies are
As Saral Sarkar pointed out in his book Eco-Socialism or Eco-Capitalism
?, the ecology movement promises the shrinking of economic growth and a "lower standard of living." This means that if a Green Party does not promise a lower material standard of living, it is practicing electoral deception.
(3.) See Saral Sarkar, Eco-socialism or Eco-Capitalism
: A Critical Analysis of Humanity's Fundamental Choices (London and New York: Zed Books, 1999).