New Harmony

Localism, Intentionality, and Utopia (Socialist or otherwise)

There is an accusation which has been flung over the decades (if not centuries) at practically every sort of intentional community-building effort, thus oddly discovering something which apparently entirely disparate elements of the right and left have in common.

April 7, 2022

Occupy Wall Street

The place and (place-ness) of Occupy, ten years on

[T}he legacy of Occupy Wall Street was “something that touches our deepest spiritual yearning,” in a very un-Walzerian sense; “its practice says: ‘We will no longer live in hatred and competition. We will live in love and community.'”

February 2, 2022


Taking (democratic) control of one’s own traffic

The fundamental focus in this book is traffic, meaning the movement of people and goods along streets and roads, which is literally the lifeblood, the circulatory system, of any urbanized space.

September 13, 2021

Mondrago Coop

Regarding Mutualism, Cooperativism, and Other (Interstitially) Anti-Capitalist Alternatives

If future historians wish to find some silver lining in COVID-19, the rise in mutualism in response to the shut-downs and dislocations it made necessary may be a good candidate.

June 14, 2021

community garden

Teaching (or cultivating) sustainability or (or inhabitance) ten years on

Philosophers from Aristotle to Polanyi have consistently argued that nothing can so engage people as real tactile experience, and real practical work.

May 27, 2021

Uprooted book cover

Grace Olmsteads Uprooted Idaho, and my own

Grace Olmstead’s book may not be the final masterpiece of all possible localist argument, but it is a set of very smart reflections on localism and rural life…

April 2, 2021

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