George Monbiot: The Pricing of Everything. Tuesday 29 April 2014.
From Graham McElearney
The lecture is entitled 'The Pricing of Everything'. In this lecture George will address what he sees as a growing attempt to reduce political decisions of all kinds to a narrow, financial cost-benefit analysis. He will discuss the threat that he thinks this poses to democracy, considering such issues as privatisation and commodification, payments for ecosystem services, biodiversity offsets and claims by some government departments to have identified 'the true value' of nature and of time. He will explore the worrying ways by which core human values get shifted in the framing of political discourse.…Read more Less…