Today we reprise a post done almost two years ago. It outlines the shameless practices of the predatory lending industry in NM and the heinous efforts of lobbyists and some legislators to do the lending industries bidding and throttle all efforts to regulate. The post updates the excellent work done by Meg Meltz in describing…
Reports on a number of Roundhouse events with Sen. Wirth and Speaker Egolf and a discussion of the need for a new economic system with links to 3 old Retake posts that are entirely germane and an abstract from a Utah prof who describes succinctly why we can’t address climate change within capitalism. Well worth…
If our economic health is predicated upon growth and growth can’t be sustained, what then? This post explores that reality and our options. Also, info about today’s Senate Judicial Committee hearing of Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony.
Obama and Trump take turns trumpeting about the ‘recovery’ but for most of the US, recovery is a rumor, not a reality and a financial precipice is perilously nearby. This post presents an alternative for measuring economic recovery.
And rarely has there been a greater need to transition to a just, sustainable economy. Today we explore how and provide 5 minutes of George Carlin on “Stuff.” Also a call to action for the City Council meeting on Wednesday.
Today we examine what the Manafort/Cohen felonies mean, how NM cities can build community wealth without investing in corporations with no interest in your community…and more info on the LANL Regional Coalition saga.
Radical systemic change will never be achieved through the current two party electoral system and meaningful local change requires time-consuming community education and organization. We need time we don’t have.
SFUAD is at a crossroads. We can push forward quickly and miss an opportunity to address gentrification and inequity in Santa Fe, or we can do something special. Let’s do something special. Plus more on NYT’s Planet Issue.
Perhaps the most inspiring 2 days of the trip has been in Austin. Many lessons for how to truly engage and support formerly chronically homeless folks. Also a call to action at the City Council Wednesday. Call, email, attend.
While Trump is a radical expression of a’democratic’ capitalism system, it is also just a logical extension of a trend toward autocracy since 1980. We can tinker around the edges or invent something new. Consider this.