Economy

Farm workers

Republicans Have Plans for Working People

This fall, as we face the most consequential elections of my lifetime (all 71 years of it), rights that working people once upon a time fought and died for — the eight-hour day, a legal minimum wage, protections against child labor — are, in effect, back on the ballot.

April 17, 2024

Farm in Vermont

Tax Day

I believe we are careening toward a biophysical and cultural crisis that will very likely destroy money — along with a great many other things. But I also believe that we are falling toward abundance again.

April 16, 2024

bookcover

A review of Slow Burn: The Hidden Costs of a Warming World

If you don’t share his faith in economic growth, and if you lack confidence that pledged emissions cuts will be made actual, some paragraphs in Slow Burn will come across as wishful thinking.

April 16, 2024

Michael Every

Michael Every: “The Many -Isms of the Metacrisis”

On this episode, Nate is joined by financial analyst Michael Every to discuss global macro trends in economics, politics, and social movements.

April 15, 2024

Shoemaking

Making Community

If we consider that we as a people could soon face a climate-related collapse of our economic infrastructure, how might we avert this outcome? Or, failing that, be able to continue on while maintaining a civil society?

April 12, 2024

fungi

Ecology of the 1%

The bugs and bacteria and fungi of the radical underground economy metabolize and redistribute every resource without judgment of identity and rank, some of it circled back to feed the roots of plants while aboveground leaves open towards the sun to harvest the primitive accumulation of 1% from which all the world’s wealth trickles down.

April 11, 2024

Fresh food

Degrowth Is Everywhere ~ Here and Now

Since alternatives are already partly there, in the everyday lives of all of us as well as in some institutions, we do not have to start from scratch. Just considering that these glimpses of alternatives exist is a reason for hope.

April 10, 2024

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