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 […]
The imperative to act to create a better world comes with an unprecedented opportunity to envision and create a world in which every person matters and has an opportunity for a dignified and satisfying life.
Science warns us that the 2020s […]
We are now awakening to the responsibilities that come with our distinctive ability to consciously create our future.
In 1962, Rachael Carson warned us, with the publication of Silent Spring, that the indiscriminate use of pesticides was disrupting critical ecosystems and causing […]
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, […]