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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Tariffs on imports could be part of reorienting the global economy. Now is a good time to talk about it.
(This commentary was originally published by YES! Magazine on March 19, 2018.)
Those who pay attention to trade and economics saw President Trump’s imposition of new tariffs—25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum—as just […]