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Buen Vivir and the Commons

I think Buen Vivir is a proposal aimed at making visible and expressible aspects of reality that are ignored by the dominant paradigm.

The Growth Delusion

Rather than ask how to achieve more, it is time to ask, “More of what? And why?”

The Working of Non-violence

In the wake of the financial crisis, political elites have become more concerned about their own survival than about the purpose of politics, and the gap …

Quebec students strike against austerity and the petro economy

A kick-off demonstration, entitled “Popular Protest Against Austerity and the Petro Economy,” was held last Saturday in Montreal, and drew …

Ready for the Revolution

Time for the second egalitarian revolution, don’t you think?

A Dark Knight is Better than No Knight at All: Why We Need Bitcoin Despite its Flaws

It is only by zooming in and out, and considering the interplay between these absolute and relative perspectives that we can start to detect the complex …

The puzzling flattening of carbon emissions and the problem of global growth

There is another obvious and plausible explanation for the flat carbon emissions, namely, that the global economy did not grow by the stated percentage, that it may have grown only a fraction of …

A New Economy Will Help Save Rivers and Fisheries

Globalization and cheater economics have been destroying the world’s great rivers and their fisheries.

Announcing AFTERBURN: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels

Afterburn is a book of “greatest hits”, similar in that respect to an earlier book of mine, Peak Everything.

NERT-ing Out with the New England Resilience & Transition Network

On Saturday, March 21, fifty organizers and activists from all six New England states (plus one intrepid Californian) gathered in Keene NH to discuss …

How a credit union is increasing access to affordable, responsible financial services

Founded in 1980, Self-Help works to create and protect ownership and economic opportunity for all, especially minority, women-headed, rural and low-wealth …
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