America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy

America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy

→  September 9, 2012

America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy by James Gustave Speth shows that it’s possible to fix our economy, our environment, and our democracy — and that each goes hand-in-hand with the others. As millions of people in the US and billions around the world suffer unemployment and deprivation, those who care about workers instinctively reach [...]

March Like an Egyptian

March Like an Egyptian

→  January 26, 2012

[Time Magazine declared the Person of the Year for 2011 to be “The Protester.”  The piece below reminds us of why.  It’s a sort of romp through one swath of the protests of 2011.  It emphasizes the unexpected emergence of grassroots uprisings, the solidarity expressed by protesters in different lands, and the too-rarely recognized role [...]

Globalization, Neoliberalism, and Climate Change

Globalization, Neoliberalism, and Climate Change

→  September 20, 2010

As the global economy hurtles toward Great Recession II, the earth hurtles toward climate catastrophe.  Both represent the results of a neoliberal deregulation that has left humanity no means to shape our economies to serve human needs — not even the need for economic and environmental survival. How global movements respond to these intertwined environmental and [...]