Scott chats with recovering MP, Catherine Delahunty.
Topics discussed include the specifics of the failed Westminster model and Catherine's one-woman play "Question Time Blues"; the failed market model of "economics"; Patriarchy; the new “Extinction Rebellion” movement now rising up across continents; and the logic of NZ teachers broadening their strike agenda to include standing in solidarity with overseas students now striking against Governments for their lack of structural action to address climate change.
We need to bear in mind that the same ‘human nature’ argument was long in place to explain slavery as a natural phenomenon. Socrates, Plato and, most trenchantly, Aristotle, all conceived slavery as natural to human beings, and so unchangeable. They were very intelligent men, but assumed this as a given fact of the human condition.
This analysis maps the deepening global crisis and the principles of its resolution by life-value analysis and method. Received theories of economics and justice and modern rights doctrines are shown to have no ground in life value and to be incapable of recognizing universal life goods and the rising threats to them.
The global corporate experiment has failed. Existence is on Earth is in rapid decline on every level of life organisation. Yet, the common cause is taboo to name.
I could never take Doughnut Economics seriously because it adopted a junk-food model of economics which by its design was hollow at the core.