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Book examines clash of capitalism and the environment
Date:4/2/2008

New Haven, Conn.The environment will continue to deteriorate so long as capitalism continues to be the modern worlds economic engine, argues Gus Speth, dean of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, in his new book, The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability.

Seeing an emerging environmental tragedy of unprecedented proportions, Speth says the books aim is to describe a non-socialist alternative to capitalism. That alternative includes moving to a post-growth society and environmentally honest prices, curbing consumerism with a new ethic of sufficiency, rolling back growing corporate control of American political life, and addressing the enormous economic insecurity of the average person.

My point of departure is the momentous environmental challenge we face, Speth says. But todays environmental reality is linked powerfully with other realities, including growing social inequality and neglect and the erosion of democratic governance and popular control. Speth examines how these seemingly separate areas of public concern are intertwined and calls upon citizens to mobilize spiritual and political resources for transformative change on all three fronts.

Donald Kennedy, editor-in-chief of Science, calls Speths book, A powerful and ambitious attempt to characterize the changed strategies that environmental organizations need to adopt to become more effective. This book challenges many things that would seem to have political immunity of a sortamong others, corporate capitalism, the environmental movement itself and the forces of globalization.

Co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council and the World Resources Institute and former White House advisor, Speth has been called the ultimate insider by TIME magazine. But now, faced with evidence of galloping degradation of the planet, Speth has concluded that all in all, tod
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Contact: David DeFusco
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203-436-4842
Yale University
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