And ecology as we know it will probably be a lot more engineered and synthetic than ever before because communities will carefully plan their ecosystems to remain healthy and whole alongside cities and corporations. We will reach a stage in our technological development when we have to manage our natural environments as well as our economic ones. Perhaps one day the capitalism that results from green libertarianism will know itself to be only one piece of a healthy social ecology. That's the kind of capitalism that even a grumpy old Marxist like myself can get behind. *
Annalee Newitz is a surly media nerd who thinks the next best thing to smashing capitalism is changing it entirely.