The climate crisis will spiral out of control unless the world applies “emergency brakes” to capitalism and devises a “new way of living,” according to a Japanese academic whose book on Marxism and the environment has become a surprise bestseller… Read More ›
The Private Sector Has Failed Us. It is Time to Go Public, Expand Government & Democratize Our Economy
Today we publish Part II of our analysis of how a robust “commons” and a far more active government can reverse 50 years of neoliberal privatization and 500 years of capitalism & imperialism and rethink a new path, sustainable and… Read More ›
Rebecca Solnit Offers Optimistic View on Climate, Local YUCCA Youth Wins National Leadership Award, Study Shows Important Outcomes from Early Childhood Ed, & More on a Post-Capitalism “De-Growth” Future
Today, we offer quotes from and links to three pieces that all bring good news, recognition for a co-founder of YUCCA, Solnit on climate, Harvard on the benefits of early childhood. We also offer our first deep dive into the… Read More ›
Bitcoin, Avangrid, a Plan for Expanding the Role of Government & Two Shocking Graphics Depicting the Immoral Concentration of Wealth During Covid
Today we feature our weekly Retake Conversation, a fascinating exploration of bitcoin and its devastating impact on our efforts to combat climate change, plus a preview of our exploration of expanding the role of government. This is becoming a major… Read More ›
Why & How the US Government Has Failed Us: Excerpts from a Sun Interview with Economist Dietrich Vollrath + New GA Polls!
We extend our discussion of economic & political policy from a different vantage point. Vollrath focuses on the structural mechanisms of government being too aligned to serving corporations, not people, as the problem to our response to Covid.
Today, examine how we landed in a political environment so resistant to justice, so incapable of implementing our priorities, and what it has cost us. We then trace a path to a more just nation where essential workers matter more… Read More ›