Should I offset my carbon footprint?

Carbon offsetting has recently become much more popular than ever before, and with its new-found popularity it has also gained connotations of privileged Westerners (the people who pollute the most) buying their way out of feelings of guilt over polluting the atmosphere. Flight to New York? Plant a tree. Three litre Mercedes-Benz? Fund wind energy…

What Has Been the Legacy of Neoliberalism in Latin America?

From its European roots, neoliberalism arrived in Latin America in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with right-wing governments in Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Chile and Peru hoping to bring about revolutionary economic change by adopting the World Bank’s so-called ‘Washington Consensus’, a neoliberal formula of market-orientated policies