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Cold War leftovers

One should be grateful to one’s critics–it is much better to be criticized than ignored.

The Conservative Case for a Commons Way of Life

At its root, the Distributist movement sought a practical, community-oriented alternative to the inequality of capitalism and the bureaucracy of socialism.

A Manifesto for Planetary Health

One of the most fascinating things I read recently was The Lancet's Manifesto for Planetary Health...

Defence of 'blood for oil' distracts us from the deeper, systemic causes of the Crisis of Civilisation

While there is certainly much to celebrate in the values, principles and achievements we associate with modernity, Tony Blair's black and white vision is incapable of acknowledging that the expansion of global capitalism was and remains a deeply violent process.

Loosening the grip of oligarchy

...the next political phase of the campaign started by Occupy is now starting to emerge.

Simply calling the US an oligarchy is not enough

It’s not every day that an academic article in the arcane world of American political science makes headlines around the world, but then again, these aren’t normal days either.

Millennials and the Slave Economy

Similarities abound between today’s declining civic ethos and mid nineteenth century, pre Civil War era human flesh markets starting with America’s contemporary desperation class composed of minimum wage workers toiling in America’s most praised corporations (e.g. Wal-Mart …

How the marginal cost revolution is aiding the emergence of post-capitalist commons economics

“The capitalist era is passing… not quickly, but inevitably. A new economic paradigm — the Collaborative Commons — is rising in its wake that will transform our way of life."

Where is the Protest?

Yes, we’re nice people, and yes we have been sapped of our energy. But the main reasons we’re not protesting are deeper and must be targeted directly.

How Increased Labour Efficiency Drives Resource Consumption

“It is a confusion of ideas to suppose that the economical use of fuel is equivalent to diminished consumption. The very contrary is the truth….no one must suppose that coal thus saved is spared-it is only saved from one use to be employed in others”.

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