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Direct democracy can offer a third way in the climate fight | John Gibbons

With political agreement making slow progress and direct action becoming more dangerous, we must find alternativesIn the medieval legend made famous by the brothers Grimm, the German town of Hamelin is besieged by a plague of rats, until the mysterious pied piper appears and agrees, for a fee, to rid them of the infestation. The mayor then reneges on payment and the piper exacts a savage revenge on the town's ingrates by luring away their children, who are never seen again.The tale could also be an allegory for today's grim intergenerational smash-and-grab - the global economy. As environmentalist Paul Hawken put it: "We have an economy where we steal the future, sell it in the present, and call it GDP." Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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