Pamela Haines

Pamela Haines is a writer, workshop leader and speaker with a common theme of demystifying the connections between economics and daily life, while challenging people to claim their power and act on their values. Lead author of “Toward a Right Relationship with Finance; Interest, Debt, Growth and Security,” her latest book is “Money and Soul.” She is also active in building leadership capacity in early childhood education, has a passion for the earth, loves repair of all kinds, and blogs at

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Protecting New Mexico’s centuries-old water democracy

With water becoming an ever more valuable and contested resource, we need to be crystal clear that it doesn’t belong in the private property system. It belongs in the commons.

May 26, 2023

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The struggle to keep public water services in the public is only just beginning

As we work for public financing and control, we can join with others around the world who are rejecting the concept of water as a for-profit commodity and organizing to reclaim their access to water as a basic human right.

November 29, 2022

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The rights of nature movement cannot be stopped

From the Navajo Nation to a small town in Pennsylvania to Ecuador, then across the world, the idea of enshrining the rights of nature is only growing.

September 30, 2022

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Envision or perish — why we must start imagining the world we want to live in

But without a bold vision that’s inclusive and down-to-earth enough to make intuitive sense to the great majority of Americans, not even the best of strategies will be enough to carry the day.

February 11, 2021

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