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Last Build Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:08:52 +0000

 



A Power Zone Manifesto

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:45:36 +0000

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What we are about to undertake is to write a prescription. Essentially, over the next 10 or 12 weeks, we are going to write a book comprised of a string of these blog posts, chapter by chapter.




Forging Permaculture Hand Tools, Part 2

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:06:47 +0000

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The use of hand tools is one of the definitive characteristics of our species. We even go so far as to define our preindustrial past by ages of hand tool technology: stone, bronze and iron.




An Update on Mineral Depletion: Do we Need Mining Quotas?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:24:24 +0000

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To ensure that sufficient zinc, molybdenum and antimony are available for our greatgrandchildren’s generation, we need an international mineral resources agreement.




The Growthist Self: Growthism Part 3

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:11:20 +0000

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It is according to the same sort of cultural changes and thus the change in the social roles of our heroes that we might notice the way we, in American, have replaced the explorer, frontiersman, aviator and astronaut with a new hero—one with a decidedly commercial bent.




How We Fight Back: Part II

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:20:12 +0000

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This week on Sea Change Radio, in the second half of our discussion with former senior advisers to the Bernie Sanders campaign, Becky Bond and Zack Exley, host Alex Wise struggles with the harsh reality of an incoming President completely unqualified and unprepared to lead the planet’s only superpower.




Neoliberals know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:18:57 +0000

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My father likes to say that some people know the price of everything and the value of nothing. The same could be said of the neoliberals of the world, who–in case you missed my previous piece–are now transcendent in most policy circles across the world.




2016: The Year Magic Broke into Politics

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:33:00 +0000

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So let’s get down to business: is the rise of Donald Trump a millenarian movement? If so, what the hell does that mean?




Just Enough Is Plenty: Review

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:34:26 +0000

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Samuel Alexander has written an excellent introduction to Thoreau’s works. Just Enough Is Plenty: Thoreau’s Alternative Economics not only summarises Thoreau’s ideas, it is also a pithy statement of Alexander’s work itself…




Nashville Teens Mapped Their Daily Routes—And Got a New Bike Lane as a Result

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:25:44 +0000

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To make the case for better neighborhood mobility, Furbish’s class of middle and high school students mapped their movements around North Nashville, tracking the spaces they visited most and the barriers that kept them from getting around, such as the lack of crosswalks and paths.




The Embarrassments of Chronocentrism

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:39:20 +0000

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It’s a curious thing, this attempt of mine to make sense of the future by understanding what’s happened in the past. One of the most curious things about it, at least to me, is the passion with which so many people insist that this isn’t an option at all.




How We Fight Back: Part 1

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:42:42 +0000

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We hear from Becky Bond and Zack Exley, two senior advisers from the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign and authors of the new book, “Rules For Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything.”