Humans Did It Once, Can They Do It Again?
|October 17, 2012||Posted by Jeffery J. Smith under The Geonomist Blog, Views|
It’s easier for most people to get politically active in order to protect their health and lives than to radically advance economic justice for everyone. Still, the underlying assumption of environmental standards is that people have a right to Earth in a healthy state and that the environment at least (if not yet all land) is part of the commons, something we have an equal right to, something no one of us can hog to themselves. Therefore, one strategy for winning a better world is to broaden people’s understanding that they not only have a right to Earth in a healthy state but also a right to a fair share of Earth’s worth, a la Alaska’s oil dividend but writ large.