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What is Wealth?

For a lot of people with money, they have wrapped their identity up in it. That is their narrative.

Kurt Cobb: Money Cannot Manufacture Resources

Author Kurt Cobb writes frequently on energy and the environment and warns that our current economic policy suffers from a fatal degree of magical thinking: sufficient new resources will emerge if the price is high enough.

To Understand The Oil Story, You Need To Understand Exports

Over the past ten years, it has taken us trillions of dollars, basically, to keep us on an undulating plateau in actual crude oil production. What happens going forward?

Making Sense of the Sudden Market Plunge

The global deflationary wave we have been tracking since last fall is picking up steam.

Wall Street Really Does Enjoy a Different Set of Rules Than the Rest of Us

...[T]he transfer of wealth that has been created, that has been taken from the saver and from the taxpayer to “mend the financial system” or to keep it from falling off the cliff is extraordinary.

Bill McKibben: The Planet's Future Depends On Distributed Systems

"So my guess is that we’re going to see a rise of distributed energy—solar and wind being the best examples. But that is going to have interesting effects in all kinds of ways, one of which is a more democratic economy than the one we have now..."

Joel Salatin: The Pursuit Of Food Freedom

We need to celebrate and energize the public to defend the freedom to acquire the food of our choice from the source of our choice.

Crafting A New Narrative: Charles Eisenstein

Chris and Becca Martenson talk cultural stories with Charles Eisenstein.

Building Community

 Becca Martenson on how to increase the value of the relationships in your life

John Michael Greer: The God Of Technological Progress May Well Be Dead

The stories running our heads influence everything from our beliefs to our values to our actions.