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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 […]

2019-08-21T13:50:03-08:00August 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. […]

2019-04-01T11:17:31-08:00April 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 […]

2019-02-09T15:05:46-08:00February 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, […]

2019-01-28T13:43:46-08:00January 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 […]

2018-11-01T13:28:04-08:00November 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 […]

2018-12-18T15:07:32-08:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Corporate Rule, Politics, YES! Column|
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