Humanity’s existential crisis can be resolved only when we the people stand united behind a vision of the world we truly want.
I just returned from a conference of influential decision-makers in China, where I presented on economics for an ecological […]
Soil, not money, is the source of wealth, and our economic system needs to reflect that.
(Commentary originally published by YES! Magazine, April 23, 2019)
For many years, I have been seeking to understand why we get our economic policies so terribly wrong and how we might get them right. I have long believed […]
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. […]
We need true democracy if we’re to halt the slide into self-extinction.
Economic power is—and always has been—the foundation of political power. Those who control the peoples’ means of living rule.
In a […]
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, […]
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 […]
We evolved to be connected to nature and to one another, but our exploitative global economy is severing those relations.
As I was reading the current series of YES! articles on the mental health crisis, I received an email from Darcia Narvaez, professor of psychology at University of Notre Dame. She was sending me articles being […]
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 […]