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  • Fossil-Fuel Divestment - Our free-enterprise system is facing a legitimacy crisis, especially...

    03/04/2013 10:37:13 AM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 4, 2013 | Stanley Kurtz
    Our free-enterprise system is facing a legitimacy crisis, especially among the young.Activist Bill McKibben Slowly but surely, America’s free-enterprise system has been bleeding cultural support. To be sure, Occupy Wall Street’s open anti-capitalism flamed out, and direct challenges to the system are few. Yet appearances are deceiving. Just prior to the 2012 election, a series of polls showed the millennial generation (ages 18–30) about evenly split between positive attitudes toward capitalism and socialism. We needn’t take that support for socialism literally in order to recognize that America’s free-enterprise system is facing a legitimacy crisis, especially among the young. The manner...
  • Fossil-Fuel Divestment Part 3 At Harvard these days, Green is the new Crimson.

    03/06/2013 11:13:11 AM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 6, 2013 | Stanley Kurtz
    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part 3 of a three-part series. Click to read part 1 and part 2.The fossil-fuel divestment campaign now sweeping America’s college campuses is a window onto much that is wrong with our culture and our politics. The fate of America’s free-enterprise system — long the engine of our prosperity and security — now hangs on a generation increasingly skeptical of the system’s premises.Surely doubts about capitalism held by America’s 20-somethings have been greatly magnified by climate change. Yet it is not changing global weather patterns but the deteriorating climate of intellectual interchange in the nation’s academy — and the...
  • Fossil-Fuel Divestment Part 2 The target is fossil fuels, but the goal is an end to economic...

    03/05/2013 1:34:04 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 5, 2013 | Stanley Kurtz
    The target is fossil fuels, but the goal is an end to economic growth.Horse-drawn plow at the Mother Earth Farm in Orting, Wash. You may not have heard of the fossil-fuel divestment movement yet, but you will soon. While the campaign to have universities sell off any stock they may hold in large fossil-fuel companies is still in its infancy, the effort has spread to hundreds of campuses in just the past few months. This ambitious crusade to save the planet from global warming by crushing the world’s fossil-fuel producers is the brainchild of Bill McKibben, arguably America’s foremost environmentalist,...