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Globalization and Terror

To understand the rise of religious fundamentalism and ethnic conflict we need to look at the deep impacts of the global consumer culture on living cultures across the planet. Doing so allows us to better understand ISIS and similar groups, and see a way forward that lessens violence on all sides.

Current trade treaties: "a revolution against law"

A respected human-rights expert at the United Nations, Alfred-Maurice de Zayas, has joined the global movement opposing trade treaties like TPP and TTIP. And he has novel and powerful legal arguments.

The Post-Wall Street Era Will be Local

Big business is the main destroyer of our environment. But companies—both small and big—may well also be the only entities powerful and creative enough to reverse this trend.

We are all Greece

The cast of heroes and villains in Greece’s ongoing battle to save its economy varies depending on who’s telling the story. 

Fighting Over Democracy

Whatever failings Syriza has had in its “negotiations” with the EU, and whatever the particularities of the Greek history and situation, it has shown clearly that the EU as constituted is not willing to entertain any form of oppositional view that does not accept the broad principles …

BP Data Suggests We Are Reaching Peak Energy Demand

The real situation is that we right now seem to be reaching peak energy demand through low commodity prices. I see evidence of this in the historical energy data recently updated by BP...

How America Became an Oligarchy

According to a new study from Princeton University, American democracy no longer exists.

Questions We Should Have Asked about Technology  

It is surely time to start exploring and outlining the ingredients of something new and relevant that starts with and is bound by respect for nature, its limits, and its wildlife, as well as people.

On Earth Day, an Economics for People and Planet

Much has changed since the first Earth Day in 1970. Not only have our ecological crises come into sharper focus, it has also become obvious that we need to rescue not just the Earth, but also its people from the clutches of an economy gone mad.

Phyles and the new communalism

An illustrated history of the biggest changes in our time: the globalization of the small and the reemergence of empowered communities.

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