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Anxiety turns to fear: Markets, energy, Pan and the Zeitgeist

The characteristic feeling of the post-2008 world has been one of anxiety. Occasionally, that anxiety breaks out into fear as it did in the last two weeks when stock markets around the world swooned and middle …

The Collapse of Western Civilization: Review

Collapse is a scenario of decline. The question is whether it is a useful one.

Don’t jump to Rasher Conclusions. Pigs offer Bacon of Hope to Sustainable Food Systems

The access to local and sustainable pork tells a story of its own.

“Don’t Owe. Won’t Pay.” Everything You’ve Been Told About Debt Is Wrong

The legitimacy of a given social order rests on the legitimacy of …

A Willingness to Try Again: Resilience Reflections with Brian Miller

Anyone who farms experiences setbacks on a daily basis. That rate of failure and a willingness to try again seems teach a few practical lessons in …

Alternatives to Capitalism

It is said that capitalism believes in competition but hates competitors. With this thoughtful book, Robin Hahnel and Erik Olin Wright aim to …
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Future farms will be ecosystems that produce bountiful food

Healthy land needs diversity. Have you ever seen a patch of wild nature occupied by just one species?

The Anthropocene and Ozymandias

Much has been made lately of the so-called Anthropocene — the idea …

Connecting Placemaking and Resilience in New York’s Coastal Areas

A resilient place has traditionally been considered one that is capable of …

Resilience Roundup - Aug 28

China air pollution: Beijing records its cleanest air ever | Global sea …

Everything Gardens: Growing Transition Culture

Academic work on Transition can often be infuriating rather than …

Rethinking Degrowth: Islamic Perspectives

With the “Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change” published by the International Islamic Climate Change Symposium earlier this …

Two Peachy Economies

I cheer for the local food movement every chance I get, but I’m a little uneasy with the word “local.” Just as all politics are …

Own a Home in Just Four Years? This Co-Op Program Keeps Workers in the Neighborhood

Alex Cedeño quit renting two years ago. Now, he has just two years …

Peak Oil Notes - Aug 27

A midweek update. Oil prices fell sharply on Monday in response to another …

Deflationary Collapse Ahead?

Both the stock market and oil prices have been plunging. Is this “just …

Retrotopia: Dawn Train from Pittsburgh

This is the first of a series of posts using the tools of narrative fiction …

Classical Cotton Breeding

Enhancing nature’s time-tested processes or Engineering… the difference …

Bee Battles: why our Native Pollinators are Losing the war

Non-native species can dramatically reshape their invaded habitats and …

Co-operatives Need to Confront Climate Chaos

The challenges for 2015 are the same ones we've failed as a movement to find …

The King is Dead!

On August 5th, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey banded …

My Chicken of an EV

A little over two years ago, my wife and I entered a new phase of life in …
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