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#NuitDebout: a Movement is Growing in France’s Squares

Over the last month France has been rocked by mass protests, occupations and strikes, as a new generation takes to the streets to expresses its rage at labor reforms and growing inequality.

The End of Ordinary Politics

Archdruids may take vacations but politics never sleeps, and during the month that’s elapsed since the last post here on The Archdruid Report, quite a number of things relevant to this blog’s project have gone spinning past the startled eyes of those who pay attention to the US …

In Praise of Equal Pay: Towards a New Common Sense

The particular form of prejudice masquerading as common sense that bugs me the most (probably because it is the form that has effected me most directly) is the common sense notion that manual labor deserves less monetary compensation than managerial or intellectual labor.

The Decline and Fall of Hillary Clinton

The last couple of weeks in American politics have offered an interesting confirmation of some of the main themes I’ve discussed on this blog.

As We Adapt to Climate Change, Who Gets Left Behind?

The documentary Weather Gone Wild reports on inventive ways officials and ordinary people are adapting to the predictable unpredictability of the more extreme weather we are experiencing—and will continue to experience, more intensely—due to climate change.

Wealthiest One Percent, Come Home!   

Chuck Collins believes that extreme wealth inequality and our global ecological crisis are bad for everyone, including those with great wealth.

Is GDP Over?

“Inequality is becoming unbearable,” former Inter-American Development Bank president Enrique Yglesias pronounced. Our economic chasms have reached “obscene proportions.”

Sustainability Metrics, Growth Limits, and Philanthropy

Humanity is approaching a time when philanthropy will be more needed than ever, to address proliferating environmental and humanitarian crises. Yet our existing philanthropic model depends upon growth, via returns on financial investments.

Property Rights, Inequality and Commons

I’d like to focus on the obsession in modern industrial societies to propertize everything, including life itself, and to use law as a tool to impose a social order of markets and private property as expansively as possible.

Basic Income (BI) & Intentional Currencies

If a Basic Income is indeed a Good Thing, then new currencies will increasingly seek to build it into their design from the outset.

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