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Our Leaders Are Psychotic

Leaders like Putin and US tech, finance, and MIC oligarchs are trapped in a psycho-economic maze that leads inevitably to nuclear war. Only we can stop them. Continue reading

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World Bank’s War Against Nature

The World Bank talks about sustainability all the time. But their practice sees economic growth as the answer to all problems. Raise exports, increase GDP, and let Nature take care of herself. Let the global South struggle as their resources are shipped North. We must replace the WB with a Natural Bank that invests in restoring Earth. 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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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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Make Earth Sacred Again

Imagine living where people revered Earth, not money. A world where people spend days restoring wetlands or growing food, and being happy to do it. Imagine a world where helping others, both human and nonhuman, was a prime motivation. That may sound impossible, but religions have transformed the world before. Continue reading

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Who Can Own The Earth?

This is why we need a new relationship to land. Instead of seeing it as a bunch of resources to own and exploit, we need to care for it. Continue reading

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They Want Us to Work for Nothing

When Southern descendants of slaves started moving North, planters tried everything to keep them. They arrested would-be migrants at train stations. They barred Northern recruiters from towns. Articles were written; emergency meetings were held. The one thing they never seemed to consider was paying their workers a decent wage. Continue reading

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Being Brilliant Doesn’t Mean You’re Right

The trouble with brilliance is that the beauty of an idea can sweep people along into ignoring the downsides. Brilliant ideas that serve the rich and powerful are especially dangerous. Continue reading

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We Need Economic Stability, Not Economic Growth

Growth is good up to a point. In the rich countries, according to economist Herman Daly, we are far past that point. The more we grow from here on, the worse off we will be. Continue reading

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