Category Archives: Environmental Economics

Video: Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth – Gar Alperovitz, 1 hr 10 min

https://www.c-span.org/video/?429340-2%2Fprinciples-pluralist-commonwealth Gar Alperovitz talked about his book Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth, in which he argues that the U.S. needs an economic and political system that departs from both capitalism and socialism. BookTV.org is a treasure going back more than … Continue reading

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“Limits to Growth” Published Forty Years Ago

“Limits to Growth” Published Forty Years Ago by Larry Rasmussen and eco-socialist pamphlets http://boston.indymedia.org/newswire/display/225104/index.php The MIT scholars under Dennis Meadows came to four core conclusions: 1) there are limits to economic growth on a finite planet, 2) the economy and … Continue reading

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Video: After Words with Naomi Klein, 57 min

Video: After Words with Naomi Klein June 15, 2017 c-span.org, 57 min https://www.c-span.org/video/?429556-1/words-naomi-klein Naomi Klein talked about her book No is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need, in which she discusses shock politics.

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A Generation is Lost by Donna Hahn

A Generation is Lost by Donna Hahn, 4/20/2017 http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/05/12/18799353.php Thousands upon thousands of researchers demonstrate for the freedom of science and research funding. Public policy isn’t a wrecking ball or a sledgehammer. Democracy is different than following autocratic orders without … Continue reading

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Video: “Forget Shorter Showers,” 11 min

Video: “Forget Shorter Showers,” 2015, 11 min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2TbrtCGbhQ

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Attempt the Impossible! Theses for a New Left Majority

Attempt the Impossible! Theses for a New Left Majority by the Institute of the Solidarity Modern https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/02/15/18796513.php The Brexit vote and the American presidential election have dramatically accelerated the crises of classical neoliberal policy. The exit from neoliberalism can only … Continue reading

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The Generations Manifesto, June 2013

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/12/433975.shtml Corrections and comments are welcome. Translation is team-work though the team seems a little out of breath. Neoliberalism turns the world upside down so egoism, avarice, enrichment and ruthlessness become virtues and solidarity, sharing and the social state become … Continue reading

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Court overturns Canada’s approval of Northern Gateway pipeline

Court overturns Canada’s approval of Northern Gateway pipeline by Obert Madondo, editor of The Canadian Progressive, June 30, 2016 “First Nations and Canada have a lot of work to do regarding measures needed to finally put us all on the … Continue reading

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Time for structural countermeasures: What if we followed Canada?

The video “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room” could help us understand the balance of social justice and individual happiness. The state should represent the public interest and yet private or special interests are in the driver’s seat in … Continue reading

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Who Owns the Sky? The Climate in the Globalization Trap

Who Owns the Sky? The Climate in the Globalization Trap by C. Methmann, A. Haack and J. Eisgruber, Attac Basis Text, 2007, reading sample, vsa-verlag.de http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/05/432369.shtml The bad news is that there are more inconvenient truths. Climate change is present, … Continue reading

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