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Clueless Economists, Smart Ecologists

Clueless Economists, Smart Ecologists

Posted by David Korten at Feb 22, 2011 06:20 PM |

To successfully address climate change and extreme poverty, the mindset of the economist must give way to the mindset of the ecologist.

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 Wisconsin: The First Stop in An American Uprising?

Wisconsin: The First Stop in An American Uprising?

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Feb 18, 2011 12:00 PM |

It took a while, but protests in Wisconsin show that poor and middle class Americans are ready to push back against the policies and cuts that hurt them most. Madison may be only the beginning.

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YES! We Can Reinvent a Failed Prison System

YES! We Can Reinvent a Failed Prison System

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Feb 16, 2011 12:35 PM |

YES! Magazine's summer issue will grapple with how to solve the U.S.'s prison problem. Here's a look at what we're planning—and a chance to share your ideas.

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A Real-Market Alternative

A Real-Market Alternative

Posted by David Korten at Feb 15, 2011 05:20 PM |

Our current economic choice is not between capitalism and communism. It is between locally accountable Main Street markets and Wall Street central planning by predatory global financiers.

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Organics and the Science of Farming

Organics and the Science of Farming

Posted by Robin Broad at Feb 15, 2011 11:10 AM |

Some say that organic farming means going "backwards." These farmers think otherwise.

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Finding Love: Is it Different for Radical Homemakers?

Finding Love: Is it Different for Radical Homemakers?

Posted by Shannon Hayes at Feb 11, 2011 11:00 AM |

Shannon Hayes reflects on Valentine's Day.

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Good Debt, Bad Debt

Good Debt, Bad Debt

Posted by David Korten at Feb 08, 2011 12:20 PM |

Is using debt to create money a bad idea? It depends on where the money goes.

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Changing with the Climate

Changing with the Climate

Posted by Richard Conlin at Feb 07, 2011 03:30 PM |

In Seattle, how changes in policy help prepare for changes in climate.

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Money From Nothing?

Money From Nothing?

Posted by David Korten at Feb 01, 2011 12:45 PM |

Through their accounting slight of hand, Wall Street illusionists convince even themselves that they are enriching society rather than preying on it.

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Farmer by Farmer, an Organic Transition

Farmer by Farmer, an Organic Transition

Posted by John Cavanagh at Jan 31, 2011 01:00 AM |

After decades of chemicals, farmers in the Philippines are seeing the benefits of organic farming. But what convinced them to make the switch in the first place?

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A Hands-On New Year

A Hands-On New Year

Posted by Grace Lee Boggs at Jan 26, 2011 10:45 AM |

Grace Lee Boggs: The next decade will bring further changes in the way we think about food, work, and education.

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System Failure? Look Upstream

System Failure? Look Upstream

Posted by David Korten at Jan 25, 2011 12:25 PM |

Why is our economic system consigning billions of people to degrading poverty, destroying Earth's ecosystem, and tearing up the social fabric of civilized community?

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Citizens United?

Citizens United?

Posted by Brooke Jarvis at Jan 21, 2011 01:35 PM |

The need to get money out of politics may be the one thing Americans agree on.

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Microcredit: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Microcredit: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Posted by David Korten at Jan 19, 2011 05:10 PM |

Unraveling the confusion behind microcredit: how some models help alleviate poverty, while others exploit the poor to make the rich richer.

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Hope Amid Hatred

Hope Amid Hatred

Posted by Pastor Don Mackenzie at Jan 19, 2011 04:35 PM |

Our polarization and anger are signs of hopelessness. What can interfaith dialogue teach us about healing our wounds and coming together?

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The Illusion of Money

The Illusion of Money

Posted by David Korten at Jan 18, 2011 12:20 PM |

Liberation from subservience to Wall Street begins with a recognition that money is just a number of no intrinsic value.

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Food for a Rooted Future

Food for a Rooted Future

Posted by Robin Broad at Jan 18, 2011 11:00 AM |

In the Philippines, a new kind of conventional wisdom about food: chemical free, community strong.

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Fixing the Future

Fixing the Future

Posted by aabdallah at Jan 14, 2011 09:10 AM |

Video: David Brancaccio's full documentary as he travels the country to visit communities that are changing their economy in unique ways.

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My Defection Story

My Defection Story

Posted by David Korten at Jan 11, 2011 01:05 AM |

How I came to challenge the economic theories and institutions I once served.

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A Different City

A Different City

Posted by Richard Conlin at Jan 05, 2011 11:45 AM |

In Seattle, the coming decades will bring new challenges—from storms and rising seas to climate refugees. How will the city adapt?

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