Timmy Elsewhere

I make Le Monde! Well, OK, Le Monde Global\’s blog. And they break the first rule of publicity by spelling my name wrong.

But they do take the argument further (in fact, it\’s very much the one which The Englishman made) and make a very good point.

Le tri des déchets peut être fait de façon efficace grâce à des machines en usine. Mais le mouvement vert insiste toujours pour que nous le fassions à la maison comme s’il s’agissait d’une pénitence pour notre consommation. Ce refus de reconnaître la division du travail fait de nous des pauvres et demeure symptomatique au sein du mouvement vert.

And I love that phrase, "a penitence for your consumption" which really does sum up a part of the Green movement.


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  1. At least you got a name check – that paragraph is nearly word for word mine , even the links are the same, just translated…

    Them (Google translated) – The waste sorting can be done effectively through machines at the factory. But the green movement still insists that we do at home as if it were a penance for our consumption. This refusal to recognize the division of labor makes us poor and remains symptomatic within the green movement.)

    Me – Sorting of rubbish can be done very well by large machines at centralised factories (or even outsourced to foreign lands). But the green movement insist we do it at home as a penance for our consumerism, almost as if when we needed pins we were forced to make them at home. It is this forbidding of the division of labour that makes us poorer and is symptomatic of the green movement.

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