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A Higher Calling for Higher Education

We need a new conception of human progress that recognizes the interdependence of the economic, social, political, and environmental spheres.

The European Union and the Misery of Bigness

Years ago, the great Austrian economist Leopold Kohr argued that overwhelming evidence from science, culture and biology all pointed to one unending truth: …

The Magic of Trees

So when you talk about “complete streets” and “active transportation” be sure to mention the importance of canopy trees.

Breaking the System: A Review of Surviving the Future

The three-century-long reign of the market economy is nearing its end whether we like it or not, wrote late British economist David Fleming in Surviving the Future: Culture, Carnival and Capital …

Beyond Development: The Commons as a New/Old Paradigm of Human Flourishing

As the planet reels from the slow-motion catastrophe of climate change, we are seeing the distinct limits of the prevailing paradigms of economic thought, …

As Britain Exits, the Need for a Strong Climate Movement Remains

Britain’s vote to leave the European Union will be a disaster for the climate — both physical and political — on both sides of the Atlantic.

Buying Local Is the Key to Strong Regional Economies

In the leaky bucket analogy for local economies, money flows into a region to circulate through local businesses like water into a bucket.

Degrowth by Designed Disaster?

The degrowth movement has been developed in response to neoliberal reality, neoliberalism’s comically reductive view of human nature, its ecological …

Inside the Little Free Pantry

Created by Jessica McClard, the Pantry is an easy way for people to share surplus food and household goods, and access items they may need.

Globalization and the American Dream

Implicit in the rhetoric promoting globalization is the premise that the rest of the world should be brought up to the standard of living of the West, and …

Requiem for the Imperial City

Might it be time for policymakers to start thinking about ways of trimming back the hyperdevelopment of large cities like London in service of wider interests?
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