Implicit in the rhetoric promoting globalization is the premise that the rest of the world should be brought up to the standard of living of the West, and America in particular.
Politics in the United States subsists on a single myth whose narrative is central to all positions, even most of the ones located at the fringe.
Recently a friend asked me what I thought about Bernie Sanders, especially with issues of sustainability in mind. This is my answer.
Gar Alperovitz’s keynote speech at "The Summit" at Appalachian State in Boone, NC April 2013.
The American spirit is rooted in the belief of a better tomorrow. Its success has been due to generations of men and women who toiled, through both hardship and boom times, to make that dream a reality. But at some point over the past several decades, that hope for a better tomorrow became an expectation. Or perhaps a perceived entitlement is more accurate.