By Ben Cohen
George Bush believes environmental problems can be fixed by the ‘free market’, as it will cater to changes in consumer demand. However, eclipsing the environmental market is a major emerging market in private security and disaster relief. With the corporate capitalist onslaught against government, private companies are taking over where the state is failing, offering the rich protection from fires, floods, crime and immigrants. This is where venture capitalists are directing much of their money at the expense of the pressing need for environmental technologies to curb global warming.
In her latest article in the Guardian Naomi Klein explains why when markets are left alone, real problems do not get solved.
Check it out here.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.