Merchants of Greed

The providers of cheap goods, the convenience demagogues, the prophets of accessibility and the grim reaper of family owned business. Since the 1950s, supermarkets have held our high streets and wallets to ransom by a thin veneer of vinyl signage professing low prices and big deals to distract from the sterilisation of regional culture on…

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Capitalism vs Sustainability

Capitalism and sustainability. Both are vague, slippery words that evade simple definitions. They conjure up a soup of jargon and ideological catchphrases, shoehorned into political addresses and calls for action. Free market, divestment, ecological preservation, free trade, stock exchange, assets, resources, ethical consumerism, conscious consumerism, free consumerism, resource-based economy, competition. Capitalism? Sustainability? The two have…

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