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Facts, Values, and Dark Beer

The notion that life has to justify itself to me seems, if I may be frank, faintly silly, and so does the comparable claim that I have to justify my existence to it, or to anyone else.

The problems of environmental activism in Russia

Climate change is still of little interest to Russians. But why?

A two-century fight for the small, the local and the beautiful

Twentieth-century America witnessed the blossoming of Agrarianism as an intellectual and cultural movement.

Learning from Icarus

What if Icarus’ father—knowing his son would fly too close to the sun—had made the wings he designed more resilient?

Want to See How Governments Are Making Real Progress? Look to the Cities Tackling Our Biggest Problems

If you’ve been looking to the federal government for action on big challenges such as poverty, climate change, and immigration, this has been a …

"They Teach People Ignorance"

Remember there are just two classes of people—there are the ruling class and the ruled class.

Do We Live on a One-Party Planet?

At /The Rules, we think its time for a new marker; one that grows very much from the 1%-99% meme, and, hopefully, adds something important. And it’s …

How to Start a Bike Kitchen

A bike kitchen is a place for people to repair their bikes, learn safe cycling, make bicycling more accessible, build community, and support sustainable …

Walking is Going Places

Humans’ most common pastime--forsaken for decades as too slow and too much effort-- is now recognized as a health breakthrough, an economic catalyst …

Review: Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything

We are all striving to create communities that create more life, rather than destroy it.

The New Grassroots Heroes: They Fight Pollution—and Police Brutality—And They're Changing How Social Movements Happen

It’s remembered as the global march for climate justice, but how did that word “justice” get into the title of the huge rallies that took …
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