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Markus Nyström. Reflection on Alf Hornborg seminar, march 3, 2014
Ever since I first encountered Hornborgs writings a few years ago, he has been someone whose arguments and ideas I cannot help but agree with to a large extent. At the same time as his ideas are reasonably clear and simple – although sometimes complexly explained in his writings – they hold vast implications. The capitalist economy looks like it is intent on destroying the foundations for its own existence by disrupting ecosystems, climates, depleting resources of a number of kinds, etcetera. But within the discourse of modernity, there is no way to formulate a way out of these problems except through continuation. That is, the problems that industrialism and capitalism har brought can only be fixed by more industrialism and capitalism. The “right kind” of industrialism and capitalism. What Hornborg’s analysis brings, in my opinion, is the possibility to start thinking outside this one-dimensional discourse. It is only by doing so that we can begin to understand the world in new ways, and therefore imagine new solutions rather than repeating old mistakes.
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