Is there a way we can be critical of our cultures of consumption, while also preserving the spirit of abundance?
Frugality isn’t just a virtue practiced by bygone generations. It can also be a break with an all-consuming capitalist system.
If we’re going to survive as a species and heal the Earth, we’ll need to drastically cut back on our consumption.
The movement began as anti-consumerist. Yet now there are marketing ploys, feelings of inadequacy, and misplaced responsibility.
Legislation is pushing back against a waste-based economy by requiring companies to help customers fix their appliances and electronics.
Instead of conspicuous consumption, try the conspicuous sharing of “Buy Nothing.”
The COVID-19 outbreak is the planet’s way of telling us to do better, both in the environment and in the economy.
Our social safety net and the government’s response so far have been woefully inadequate for addressing a national emergency.
Our current economic paradigm is leading us to a world that nobody wants. To change that, we will have to invent an economics suited to the 21st century.
“Who owns your grocery store?” It’s the question emblazoned on the back of a van that has ferried me across 34 states to visit 128 consumer-owned grocery stores (food co-ops)
By now, the word is out: fashion, particularly “fast fashion,” is killing our planet. Low-cost, cheaply made clothes that are designed to be worn briefly until styles change are terrible
The worldwide textile industry’s enormous impact on human health, climate, and the environment is often overlooked in discussions of sustainability. Rebecca Burgess, a weaver and natural dyer, started her search
Building a new world will require first reexamining—and dismantling—the cultural ethos of productivity that creeps into our lives every day.
Humanity’s existential crisis can be resolved only when we the people stand united behind a vision of the world we truly want.
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Radicalize your travel by being a better guest in someone else’s homeland.
While the wealthy and powerful are coddled with public largesse, the rest of us are thrown into the jaws of an unforgiving economic system.
Entrepreneurs in all walks of life are showing that it’s possible to create companies with business models driven by social purpose.
A radical pessimist’s glossary of exploitative economics.
The Runway Project is making entrepreneurship more accessible to Black communities.
Ditch the big companies for your last-minute holiday shopping and support these small businesses instead.
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.
The USMCA deal, also known as NAFTA 2.0, is a lot of things. But it is not free trade.
Meet the Joneses. They are your average U.S. energy consumers, and they decided to do their part. Watch how they go carbon-neutral in a decade, and then try it yourself.
In a push to divest public funds from corporate giants, Los Angeles is asking voters to approve a city-owned bank.
We evolved to be connected to nature and to one another, but our exploitative global economy is severing those relations.
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