The Asset Economy, a new monograph published by Polity Books may help shed some light on the economic structures that could provoke this unusual K-shaped economic phenomenon.
A look at two alternative affordable housing models suggests that a radical rethinking of American housing policy is in order.
In Extraenvironmentalist #72 we discuss appropriate technology with John Michael Greer as he describes the ideas in his new book, then, we talk to Jessica Kellner about her book Housing Reclaimed: Sustainable Homes for Next to Nothing and the people across the United States who are building their homes out of salvaged materials for hardly any money.
When we met Logan Smith and Tammy Strobel in A Young Couple Find Freedom in Simple Living, they’d already gotten out of debt and simplified their lives.
The Craftsman-style bungalow looks normal on the outside, but the surprise is on the inside: straw bales inside the framing provide super insulation.
•Passive House: A Building Revolution – trailer •How retrofitting a California suburb for walkability is spurring economic development •A Century from Now Concrete Will be Nothing But Rubble •Tiny Houses with Kids
Two weeks ago I was in my hometown of Hoboken, New Jersey, wading waist deep in a murky combination of floodwater, oil and sewage. More than a week later, after finally getting unstuck from New Jersey (even the deepest Jersey pride has its limits…), I found myself in a van full of Occupy Sandy activists delivering hot meals to housing-project high rises in Coney Island during a Nor’easter.