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Last Build Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:58:44 +0000

 



Gandhi’s Strategy for Success — Use More than One Strategy

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:53:18 +0000

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In serving as a figure who was able to bridge different organizing traditions, Gandhi provided a model of a complex social movement ecosystem. This model illuminates a critical idea: that transformation is most likely to come about not through any one single approach to creating social change — but through the integration of many.

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Trump’s Proposed Budget Would Spell Disaster for Low-income Communities

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:07:44 +0000

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While the Trump administration says it wants to help low-income Americans, it just put forth a budget that puts wealthy Americans first, Chuck Collins told Rising Up with Sonali. “They’ve been trampled by the traditional Republican shrink government agenda: deregulate corporations, transfer wealth to the wealthy,” he said.

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Degrowth in Movements: Buen Vivir

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:01:30 +0000

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This article outlines the scope and limits of Buen Vivir, which can be translated as ‘good life’ or ‘good living’. This ‘good life’ has always been a pluralistic concept, namely ‘buenos convivires’: different ways of ‘living well together’.

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Why AnyShare is the First ‘Complete’ Cooperative in the US

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:14:03 +0000

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AnyShare has bold plans to help the world. By creating a multi-stakeholder platform cooperative, the Arizona-based organization wants to support local exchange groups and sharing communities.

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Book Release: History of the Future of Economic Growth

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:31:06 +0000

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The future of economic growth is one of the decisive challenges of the twenty-first century. Though beginning at different times in different places, during the last two centuries, overall global economic growth has profoundly transformed life of humans and of the rest of nature.

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Self-Build Commmunities in Farming

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:18:31 +0000

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L’Atelier Paysan is a French cooperative that works with farmers to design machines and buildings adapted to the specific practices of small farm agroecology. In addition to distributing free plans on its website, L’Atelier Paysan organizes winter self-help training sessions, during which farmers train in metalworking and build tools which they can then use on their own farms.

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Toys, Marketing, and when Barbie goes Bad

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:31:09 +0000

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First of all, we are at a moment when we’re in political crisis, we’re in ecological crisis, and the ability to imagine a different world, to imagine different solutions to the world we’ve created, to imagine different ways of dealing with the problems we have has never been more pressing.

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The Struggle for Meaningful Work

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:00:53 +0000

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The broad challenge before us then is to create an environmentally and socially sustainable future that provides decent, meaningful work for all. Such meaningful work is about more than just economic sufficiency; to be truly meaningful, work must enable people to unite their heads, their hands, and their hearts.

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Austin as a Case Study for the Future of Ride-Hailing Platforms and the Sharing Economy

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:05:59 +0000

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Within the sharing economy, people must have choices to be able to decide how and on what terms they are able to share things with each other. Communities need to be able to make strong, evidence-based policy that maximizes the public good.

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Raising Interest Rates Can’t End Well!

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:40:15 +0000

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The Federal Reserve would like to raise target interest rates because of inflation concerns and concern that asset bubbles are forming. It seems to me that raising interest rates at this time is very ill advised.

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Signals of Transformation and How to Read Them

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:30:46 +0000

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The sheer variety of projects and initiatives out there is, for me, the main story. No single project is the magic acorn that will grow into a mighty oak tree.

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