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Corporations Aren’t People; They’re Super People

Part human, part machine, programmed to profit, devouring the world                                Photo by Aditya Vyas on Unsplash “I’ll believe corporations are people when Texas executes one.” -Economist Robert Reich In spite of Reich’s disbelief, corporations are people, and a very … Continue reading

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That Time I Actually Helped Someone

Effective help, the kind that enables people to change their lives takes time, patience, focus, and consistent effort. But it can be totally worth it. That’s what I learned from helping my 18 year old neighbor graduate high school. It was a great experience. Continue reading

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Supply Chains Collapsing: Time to Go Local

The only way to be even partially free of global corporate capitalism is to have food security and productive capacity of our own. This is true of communities as well as countries. We might not have as much stuff, but we wouldn’t have the poverty, isolation, and crime we see now. Some things people can do to build local economies. Continue reading

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Imagining The End Of Capitalism

Capitalism by definition is unsustainable, since it is based on constant change, growth, and progress, always seeking more in a finite world. If there truly were no alternative to it, we must all die, and soon. Fortunately, there are many alternatives both historic and modern. Continue reading

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Cancel The Bogus Debt

Of course, capitalists will rage and claw against any forgiveness of debtors. Debt creation is what they do. Their system might well collapse without it. But for most of us, and for our planet, the system has already collapsed. Let’s get out of it! Continue reading

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Take These Jobs And Shove ‘Em

40% of Dutch employees acknowledged that their positions had no good reason to exist. Graeber says these numbers are artificially low, because many employees never see the outcome of their company’s business, so can’t appreciate how useless it is. We need to do away with bullshit jobs and start caretaking our planet and each other. Continue reading

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Why We Need Water

For capitalists, oil and minerals are valuable, but water is worthless until you put it in a bottle to sell. For people and other living things, the opposite is true. Along with climate, water protection is the battle of our lifetimes, a huge part of the struggle to keep a livable world. Continue reading

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Want Sanity? Boycott Corporate Media

How do you feel when you watch Fox, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, or other corporate news? Are you afraid, confused, sad, angry, discouraged? Maybe with a little American patriotism mixed in? If you have such a reaction, they’re doing their job. Continue reading

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Eat Right for Your Body and Planet

Changing social norms of eating could make the world healthier and happier. If we change our attitude toward food, we will be better able to fight for the animals and plants that feed us. What can we learn from indigenous people that can help us eat well in 2021? Continue reading

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Economics for a Sacred Earth

In a sacred Earth economy, Nature wouldn’t be brutally exploited, and workers would not be driven by the threat of hunger and homelessness. Could such an economy create large numbers of cars, airplanes, or bombs? No. Could it provide cheap fast-food hamburgers? Probably not. Continue reading

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