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Reinventing Law for the Commons: Introduction

Although it is customary for mainstream economists and politicians to consider the commons a failed management regime – the “tragedy of the commons” – it is in fact a pervasive and highly …

The Simpler Way: Economics of Happiness   

The full length interview with Helena Norberg-Hodge from the upcoming documentary A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity.

New Report Outlines Strategies for Community Wealth Building

A new Democracy Collaborative report summarizes lessons learned from 11 case studies of organizations including the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative.

Peak Oil Ass-Backwards: Peak Oil, Meet Fractional-Reserve Banking

The convention says that the supply constraints of peak oil lead to an increase in oil prices. But when you factor in fractional-reserve banking, does this …

Pioneering Modern Natural Dyes

There’s a duality to natural dyeing that Kristine Vejar embraces: the naturalist and plant pigment explorer; the scientist and careful recipe creator.

Change Everything or Face A Global Katrina

For me, the road to This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate begins in a very specific time and place.

Should We Move to Bioregionalism?

“It’s time to consider that bioregional self-sufficiency—the principle of meeting human needs within the constraints of resource …

Peak Oil Review - Aug 31

 A weekly roundup, including: -Oil and the global economy -The Middle East and North Africa -China -Russia/Ukraine -The Briefs

Top 10 Reasons to Read “Vermont Dollars, Vermont Sense"

Whether or not you live in Vermont this new handbook presents 28 specific tools for promoting local investment, and presents examples of people, …

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 …

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 strengthen the …
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