Book Review Essay: The Environmental Crisis and Its Capitalist Roots: Reading Naomi Klein with Karl Polanyi * —Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

  title={Book Review Essay: The Environmental Crisis and Its Capitalist Roots: Reading Naomi Klein with Karl Polanyi * —Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate},
  author={Paul S. Adler},
  journal={Administrative Science Quarterly},
  pages={NP13 - NP25}
  • P. Adler
  • Published 17 March 2015
  • Economics
  • Administrative Science Quarterly
According to the World Wildlife Fund’s 2014 report on our ‘‘ecological footprint,’’ humanity is currently using the earth’s resources 50 percent faster than they can be replenished. In the United States, that rate is nearly 600 percent. And the best evidence suggests that we have only years, not decades, to restore the balance before we tip the planet’s natural systems into irreversible cycles that will wreak havoc on vast swathes of nature and on the lives of billions of people around the… 
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