"We have to clarify getting back to normal is not a good idea" The commodification of everything with Adrienne Buller
If there is one thing to be said about the last 40 years of Neoliberalism it's this. You can put a price on everything. If it can be quantified then it can be priced and sold. Even when it comes to the existential threat of climate breakdown and biodiversity destruction the strategy has been give it a price tag and then someone in the system can pay for the damage. Existence has turned into a game of who will pick up the insurance policy excess. Does the commodification of everything give us the tools to tackle climate change? Or are we green washing are way extinction?
This week we are joined on the show by Adrienne Buller (@adribuller) Senior Research Fellow at Common Wealth. We discuss how green finance is a cover for some of the markets ecological sins, could UBS be a pathway out climate breakdown and how should the labour party define its self, now the tories have supposedly become the big spenders?
Adriennes' article on attaching market value to life
Dealing with the commodification of housing.
Governing the Commons by Elinor Ostrum
The Standsted 15, here's a short film on their story.
Sophie Yeo - @some_yeo
the Yard @theyard_mcr a fantastic venue/co working space in North Manchester
Luca Rudlin- Amazing Videographer, editor and all round amazing dude
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