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De terugkeer van de vooruitgang (en de waanzin van de groei)

Open brief aan NV-A voorzitter Bart De Wever, Minister-president Geert Bourgeois, VLD partijvoorzitter Gwendolyne Rutten, rector Rik Torfs en alle andere vooruitgangsoptimisten: vooruitgang door groei is op dit moment in de geschiedenis pure, pure waanzin. De terugkeer van de vooruitgang als ideologisch kernwoord is totaal onverantwoord. Meer lezen

Naomi Klein, author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine, says the tragic destruction of Hurricane Sandy can also be the catalyst for the transformation of politics and our economy. She’s been in New York visiting the devastated areas — including those where “Occupy Sandy” volunteers are unfolding new models of relief — as part of her reporting for a new book and film on climate change and the future, and joins Bill to discuss hurricanes, climate change, and democracy.

“Let’s rebuild by actually getting at the root causes. Let’s respond by aiming for an economy that responds to the crisis both [through] inequality and climate change,” Klein tells Bill. “You know, dream big.”