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'The Devilfish in Egyptian Waters.' An American cartoon from 1882 depicting John Bull (England) as the octopus of imperialism grabbing land on every continent. Comment & Opinion 

Reflection on Global Hierarchies by Guy Finkill

Please keep in mind that you are currently reading the opinion section.  The author’s views are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of others involved in the publication or the university department with which we are affiliated.  Have an opposing view of the topic at hand?   Write a reaction or your own piece on the topic, representing your opinion.  For inquiries and submissions, please write to us at Image from an 1882 American newspaper As a white man born in Europe with English as my native tongue,…

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Divest environment blog_0 Comment & Opinion Features New 

Fossil Fuel Divestment by Elliot Morgan

Fossil Fuel Divestment and the #FossilFree divestment movement is growing in size, stature, and importance. The impact of climate change is one of the biggest challenges to our and future generations wellbeing. There is also a growing pressure on universities often the source of climate science data to stop fuelling the problem and move towards the future. This comes with the great news that St. Andrews university in Scotland has announced that it is divesting from Fossil Fuels. Climate change is one of the biggest challenges to our – and…

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heterodoxecon Comment & Opinion Features New 

The orthodoxy of economic research and the need for an alternative by David Mahon

Economic orthodoxy restricts the potential for economic growth that does not harm the environment, and heterodoxy is the only solution for our economic system. Ecological economics is a potential alternative, it offers a way of simultaneously maintaining economic well being and environmental integrity. The Problem: The unhealthy dominance of Orthodox Economics Why is economics so resistant to change? Of all the social sciences, it is economics that has proven most resistant to change. It remains dominated by the thinking and rational of, among others, Smith, Ricardo, Marshall and Keynes. This…

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