On Fire: The (Burning) Case For a Green New Deal - Capitalism Killed Our Climate Momentum, Not 'Human Nature' - Epilogue: The Capsule Case for a Green New Deal Summary & Analysis

Naomi Klein
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In “Capitalism Killed Our Climate Momentum, Not 'Human Nature,'” written in 2018, Klein critiques a New York Times Magazine article by Nathaniel Rich about the lack of progress made on climate change solutions since the 1980s. She takes issue with Rich's claim that people understood the effects of climate change and chose to do nothing about it because of humankind's intrinsic inability to sacrifice in the present for an improved future. As she stated in “Climate Time vs. the Constant Now,” Klein believes that this particular era was the beginning of the “neoliberal crusade” (246) of the unfettered free market, and because of that, there was very little opportunity to fight for and enact change. This form of capitalism is uniquely designed to place profits above the greater...

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