What Will It Take to “Build Back Better?”

(Commentary originally published by YES! Magazine, January 21, 2021)

Much has transpired to disrupt the political status quo since President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris chose their campaign slogan “Build Back Better.” But the chaos and violence of former President Trump’s final days in office may help to open a deep […]

2021-01-21T16:13:24-08:00January 21st, 2021|Categories: Ecological Civilization, Politics, YES! Column|

Why Coronavirus Is Humanity’s Wake-up Call

(Commentary originally published by YES! Magazine, March 18, 2020)

The rapid spread of novel coronavirus has prompted government, business, and civil society to take dramatic action—canceling events large and small, restricting travel, and shutting down major segments of the economy on which nearly all of us depend. It is […]

2021-01-08T14:01:26-08:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Globalization, Politics, System Transformation, YES! Column|

You Can’t Put Capitalism Over Sustainability – and Other Lessons From China

Humanity’s existential crisis can be resolved only when we the people stand united behind a vision of the world we truly want. 

(Commentary originally published by YES! Magazine, August 19, 2019)

I just returned from a conference of influential decision-makers in China, where I presented on economics for an ecological […]

2021-01-08T14:01:28-08:00August 21st, 2019|Categories: Capitalism, China, Politics, YES! Column|

The Green New Deal’s Opponents Are Stuck in the Past

Socialist baiting of the last century won’t work against the new generation of political leaders.

(Commentary originally published by YES! Magazine, posted Feb 27, 2019)

This month the Green New Deal was introduced in the U.S. Congress with much fanfare, and its opponents quickly mobilized.

The resolution is more than a set of specific legislative proposals. […]

2021-01-08T14:01:29-08:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Politics, YES! Column|

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 […]

2021-01-08T14:01:29-08:00February 9th, 2019|Categories: Capitalism, Democracy, Plutocracy, Politics, 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 […]

2021-01-08T14:01:32-08:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Corporate Rule, Politics, YES! Column|

Agenda for a Green Economy

Keynote presentation to Green Party US National Conference
August 5, 2011, Alfred University, Alfred, New York via Skype

PDF Format

Greetings to those gathered at Alfred University and those watching via live streaming across the country. Special greetings to Michael Greenman and my friends in Columbus, Ohio. It is wonderful to […]

2021-02-11T16:42:26-08:00August 7th, 2011|Categories: Living Economies, Policy, Politics, Presentations|
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