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The Era of Impact

The era of impact is the point at which it becomes clear to most people that something has gone wrong with the most basic narratives of a society...

In Defence of Wellbeing

William Davies’ new book The Happiness Industry is a fascinating and vivid journey through the history of economics, advertising, psychology, …

Review: Afterburn by Richard Heinberg

Heinberg, who has few peers in the art of distilling complex messages down to simple, easily understandable take-aways, gives this summation of our fossil fuel predicament: “it’s all …

Claim the Sky!

By asserting that all of us collectively own the sky, we can begin to use the legal institutions surrounding property to protect our collective rights, …

NACTO Report Links Station Density to Bike Share Usage, Equity

A new report argues that consistent, close station design is crucial to making bike share a viable option for users of all income levels.

Self-Help by the People: A Short History of Cooperatives in Britain, With a Foray into the United States

This is the story of 175 years of successful self-help, of an international movement that built lasting economic institutions out of the pooled pennies of …

Resilience Reflections with Robert Jensen

My biggest setback was being born white, male, middle class, and a citizen of the United States.

Living Big in a Tiny House – The Transforming Castle House Truck

With the average size of houses having increased over recent decades, there is a growing movement for people seeking alternatives to large, expensive, …

We Tried So Hard to Be Good

We tried so hard to be good, but it didn't work. Nothing was enough for you. You had to take it all. We're here to take it back.

Gambiarra: Repair Culture

When the maker culture becomes eminently entrepreneurial, we should wonder what mechanisms are set into motion.

Building Community

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