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Of Wessex and Londinium: a Tale of Two City-States

From the furies of Brexit, let me turn to a saner and more achievable political project: restructuring Britain into a neo-peasant society.

South Australia’s Electricity Price Woes are more Due to Gas than Wind

The past few weeks have seen extraordinarily high wholesale electricity …

Thousands March in Philadelphia Kicking off Vocal Week of Protests at DNC

More than 10,000 people calling for a “clean energy revolution” …

Algal Blooms Are No Accident For Florida Everglades and Estuaries

Restoring the balance of water in South Florida and the Everglades …

Ottawa Approves Controversial Chemical for Ocean Oil Spills

The federal government has quietly approved the use of a highly controversial chemical for dispersing ocean oil spills, despite growing scientific …

A New Economy: Social, Commons, Feminist, and Environmental

The conference on Platform cooperativism organised by Trebor Scholz and Nathan Schneider in 2015 helped to broaden the debate around the sharing …
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Women in Food: Shavel’le Olivier Uses Power of Connection to Engage Youth in Improving Food Access

On the streets of a Boston, MA neighborhood where one grocery store was vastly outnumbered by fast-food venues, and health reports consistently revealed staggering numbers of chronic disease cases, 17-year-old Shavel’le Olivier sought to become a force for change.

The Doldrums of Summer

There is a moment that comes every year, usually about this time, when the …

Are you anti-science if you don't like GMOs?

If you oppose something produced as a result of scientific research, does …

Port of LA to Open World's First Off-Grid Terminal Powered Entirely by Renewables

The Port of Los Angeles—the nation's largest port by container volume …

Can Industrial Hemp Save Kentucky’s Small Farms?

At the birth of any industry, uncertainty abounds. So does …

How Much Should Food Cost?

Nothing illustrates the weirdness, injustice, and unpleasantness of the present economy more clearly than the misdirected attempts of government …

A Short History of Woven Boats

Such ingenious craft opened up new industries, crafts and food sources for ordinary hunters or farmers, allowing them to traverse lakes and rivers easily and travel between islands.

Resilient Surburbia

Talented designers and planners have shown us that it’s possible to …

The Working World: Funding Co-ops with Non-Extractive Capital

As more and more consumers get savvy about where they put their money, how …

The Great Transition Experiment: New Economy Alternatives

Money animates the institutions that shape every facet of our lives: …

An Intentional Egalitarian Community as a Small-Scale Implementation of Post-Capitalism

It takes systematic work and engagement to build up a reputation that gives …

Monofloral and Manuka Honey: Honey-Hunting the Honeybee to its Demise, With Love

Are monofloral honeys all they're cracked up to be, or are they yet another …

The Shopping Mall Death Spiral

The shopping mall is the epitome of America's Suburban Experiment.

Blockchains Could Help Restore Trust in the Food we Choose to Eat

Companies around the world are exploring blockchain, the technology …

Keep it Local! The Complementary Currency Alternative

New alternative and complementary currencies are a growing worldwide trend, …

Former Inspectors Describe Dangerous Flaws in Construction of Major East Coast Gas Pipeline

In April, a massive explosion ripped through rural Salem Township, …
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