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Capitalism vs. Socialism Is a False Choice

We need true democracy if we’re to halt the slide into self-extinction.

(Commentary originally published by YES! Magazine, posted Feb 7, 2019)
This is part two of a two-part series. See part one here.

Economic power is—and always has been—the foundation of political power. Those who control the peoples’ means of living rule.

In a […]

2019-02-09T15:05:46+00:00February 9th, 2019|Categories: Capitalism, Democracy, Plutocracy, Politics, YES! Column|

From Me to We. My New Year’s Resolution

In 2019, we must move beyond the myth of the lone individual to recognize our deep interdependence and responsibilities for one another and nature.

(Commentary originally published by YES! Magazine, Dec 31, 2018)

It’s not likely that many of us will mourn the passing of 2018. It’s been a deeply troubled year defined by wildfires, […]

2019-01-28T13:43:46+00:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Community, Conversations, Humanity, YES! Column|

Why I Have Hope in the Face of Human Extinction

Around the world, people are realizing the current path will lead only to disaster, and they’re beginning to ask the hard questions about what to do next.

(Commentary originally published by YES! Magazine, Nov 1, 2018)

When I ask an audience, “Who believes we are on a path to self-extinction?” nearly every hand goes […]

2018-11-01T13:28:04+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Earth Balance, Ecological Civilization, YES! Column|

Who Represents Us When Our Political Parties Represent Only Corporations?

Our future depends on bridging the partisan divide that elevates corporate interests above our personal well-being.

(This commentary was originally published by YES! Magazine on July 23, 2018.)

We the people of the United States find ourselves in a political crisis and resurgent tribalism that pits left against right, hard-left against moderate-left, and extreme-right against everyone […]

2018-12-18T15:07:32+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Corporate Rule, Politics, YES! Column|

Three Questions to Lead Us Away from Self-Extinction

Transformation begins with clarity on the nature of the choice that confronts our species. 

Some ideas hit us in a way that is hard to shake. Last year that happened to me. I was in a public conversation with my friend and colleague, theologian Matthew Fox, when he made this observation: “Humans might be the first […]

2018-07-05T14:19:35+00:00July 5th, 2018|Categories: Cultural Shift, Earth Community, System Transformation, YES! Column|

Here We Go Again: Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Won’t Fix Anything

Current trade agreements are great at creating more billionaires, not so much at protecting the interests of workers. 

(This commentary was originally published by YES! Magazine on April 13, 2018.)

On Thursday, President Trump flipped his position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, suggesting the U.S. might want to rejoin the pact. His announcement […]

2018-04-17T12:07:49+00:00April 13th, 2018|Categories: Global Economy, Trade, YES! Column|

Taking MLK’s Message Global

The civil rights icon saw economic issues to be intertwined with racial justice. Today’s globalized economy makes justice that much harder to achieve. 

(This commentary was originally published by YES! Magazine on April 6, 2018)

On April 3, 1968, the day before his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech. He […]

2018-04-06T18:20:04+00:00April 6th, 2018|Categories: Global Economy, Justice, YES! Column|
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