8 Essential Steps to Radically Transform Our Economy: An economic system that serves everyone and the planet is necessary for our survival.

Here are some guiding principles to get us there. David Korten posted Jul 02, 2019, in YES! Magazine We’re running out of time. There’s spreading awareness of the institutional failure that is driving humans toward self-extinction, and related calls for a deep transformation of our economy. This is happening in every quarter, from college campuses to the Vatican to the U.S. …

Initial highlights from Capitalism: A Conversation in Critical Theory, by Nancy Fraser and Rahel Jaeggi

Kindle Location (Loc) 272: Chapters 1 and 2 ended up focusing largely on Nancy Fraser’s “expanded” view of capitalism as “an institutionalized social order” that harbors multiple crisis tendencies. Loc: 312. Not since the interwar period have people in Western societies felt themselves so exposed to the instability and unpredictability of our economic and social order – a sense of …

People in Denmark Are a Lot Happier Than People in the United States. Here’s Why. Americans end up spending twice as much out-of-pocket for social goods and services.

July 17, 2017 The NationMultimedia People in Denmark Are a Lot Happier Than People in the United States. Here’s Why. Text by Joshua Holland. Graphics and animation by Rob Pybus. Last week, in Denmark, Malthe and Lærke Knudson had a baby girl they named Emma. That same day, the Robinsons—Dale and Beth—had a little baby in the United States. They …

Why requirements for new vehicle registrations to be EV need to start soon: Even if every U.S. vehicle sold were electric starting today, it would take until 2040 for 90 percent of vehicles in use to be electric. 

The roughly 250 million cars, SUVs and pickup trucks on U.S. roads today account for 60 percent of transportation emissions. The 11.5 million big trucks that move freight around generate 23 percent and aircraft are responsible for 9 percent of those greenhouse gas emissions. One reason why it will be hard if not impossible to convert all U.S. transportation to electric models within …

Wendell Berry: The exploiter is…the nurturer is…

Wendell Berry > Quotes “Let me outline briefly as I can what seem to me the characteristics of these opposite kinds of mind. I conceive a strip-miner to be a model exploiter, and as a model nurturer I take the old-fashioned idea or ideal of a farmer. The exploiter is a specialist, an expert; the nurturer is not. The standard of the …

Will A Green New Deal Save the Climate, or Save Capitalism?

When it came to addressing unemployment, the New Deal made a dent but it was never funded adequately to fix the problem.  During the height of the New Deal unemployment hovered above 15%, and didn’t drop significantly until the war mobilization.  During the height of war mobilization in 1943 FDR spent 30 times more than he did in 1933 for …

Nafeez Ahmed: How collective intelligence can change your world, right now: An open source toolkit for self and social transformation

How collective intelligence can change your world, right now: An open source toolkit for self and social transformation, by Nafeez Ahmed, Jan 11 Source: Mysticsartdesign Published by INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a crowdfunded investigative journalism project for people and planet. Please support us to keep digging where others fear to tread. So you want to change the world. Then grab a drink, sit down, and buckle up for a deep dive into …

Western Industrial Farming Is Eating Our Forests and Accelerating Climate Chang: Different Incentives for Producers Needed

Apr 17 2019 Western Industrial Farming Is Eating Our Forests and Accelerating Climate Change: The dynamics of deforestation are increasingly inseparable from the growing demand for food from consumers in the most developed countries. Humans are eating the world’s forests. Not directly, of course—but a spate of new studies shows we might as well be. This is, of course, extremely bad …

A revolution can start the moment those in the contented classes decide to prioritize the most marginalized people in this country over their comfort

By Ralph Nader, Commondreams.org May 10, 2019 | RESIST! When will the people who recognize just how bad things have become for the most vulnerable—and the nation at large—unfurl the flag of rebellion against the plutocrats and the autocrats? For all the rhetoric and all the charities regarding America’s children, the U.S. stands at the very bottom of western nations and some other countries as …