By Brent Blackwelder The Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis is attracting extraordinary attention for its message on global warming, deforestation, loss of biological diversity, and other pressing environmental issues. What is less well known is the extensive critique of the global economy found in his 184-page Encyclical. This blog highlights some of the significant points […]
by James Magnus-Johnston If you demonstrate to people that the NDP [New Democratic Party] can win in Alberta, suddenly anything seems possible. —Paul Fairie, University of Calgary political scientist On the problematic political spectrum, neither the right nor the left have become wholesale champions of the steady state economy. Then again, embracing something perceived as […]
You don’t have to connect very many dots to see the rationale behind the proposed trade agreements. Unfortunately the rationale is irrational!
Ecocidal tendencies have no place in either our legal or our economic institutions. Here’s a direct way to help put an end to ecocide.
The transition from profit-based businesses to not-for-profit enterprises offers one of the most hopeful paths to a sustainable economy.
Brent Blackwelder sees three possibilities (granted they’re long-shots) for overcoming the obstacles to an economic paradigm shift.
The short answer: an economy that allows corporations to externalize costs and trump the rights of indigenous people.
The typical prescriptions for fixing the economy won’t cut it — it’s time to consider some better options.
No corner of American culture, including the corners of football fields, is immune to the untenable philosophy of perpetual growth.