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The Great Deceleration

The 'Great Acceleration' of economic activity in the past 60 years has led to a series of interlocking crises. Here's why a Great Deceleration is necessary for us "to live again with affection and beauty on this earth."

Portugal Announces World’s First Nationwide Participatory Budgeting Project

Participatory budgeting is becoming increasingly popular, with more than 1,500 programs worldwide.

Is America Ready for a Municipalist Movement?

The mass protests across the United States in response to Donald Trump’s presidential election victory constitute a palpable and growing potential for the formation and constructive utilization of various anti-fascist fronts and coalitions.

In Collaboration with Underserved Community an Outsider Helps Establish First Urban Farm in Dallas

In what some might describe as a midlife crisis and others an epiphany, Daron Babcock, the executive Director of urban farming organization Bonton Farms, quit his all-consuming job in the corporate world and moved to Bonton, an impoverished inner city community in Dallas, Texas.

The Places in Between

One of my favorite spots on our farm is not so much a destination as it is a place to pause along the way.

Rebuilding Karachi, One Issue at a Time

A nascent group in Karachi rises to take control of their city; raising their voice through protest, community projects and action.

Lessons on Creating an Equitable and Sustainable Economy

The economy can often feel like it’s out of our control — a system that abides by its own forces that we have no power to influence.

Please Stop Thinking You’re Better Than Trump Supporters

Anything becomes possible with the collapse of dominant institutions.

Walking Picks Up Speed

As life grows ever more challenging, with concerns about health and the future nagging at us, one solution can be as simple as taking a walk.

The Hopeful Thing About Our Ugly, Painful Polarization

Our extreme polarization is political, economic, social—but individuals feel it on a personal level. Small wonder if we seek relief in the hope that the social fracturing might be healed by one candidate or another.

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