Monthly Archives: February 2009

Poverty solutions

Sacramento has been in the news in a bad way lately. California’s budget circus was here, Lance Armstrong’s bike was stolen during our big fancy bike race, and now the first half of an Oprah show on faces of the recession … Continue reading

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Save the newspapers

You don’t have to read newspapers to know that the industry is in trouble. There is a growing list of high-profile bankruptcies (most notably the Tribune Company) and Hearst is now seriously threatening to close two major dailies in large … Continue reading

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News flash

I’ve got a couple of events coming up, so I figure that if I’ll share them with some strange reporters I should also probably share them with my dear readers. So here’s a press release about that for anyone who is … Continue reading

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“I just started showing up.”

These are the most inspiring five words I’ve read in days. They come from June Colony or Lostine Oregon, who has launched a cooperative store for locally produced goods in Wallowa County, Oregon. Wallowa county is off the beaten path, … Continue reading

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Capitalist white flag

The last six months have seen an increasingly impossible contortionist act as various financial institutions (and many other businesses) are placed under ever more government oversight, funding, and sometimes control. The trick has been to maintain a free market ideology … Continue reading

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Too much good stuff

In this time of scary news all around, I get a lot of encouragement about all the good stuff that is happening all over the place. We are in the midst of a transition that will be uncomfortable for most, … Continue reading

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The circus comes to Sacramento

I happened to be downtown yesterday, and there were quite a few news trucks gathered at the Capitol building. If anyone hasn’t been following the antics of the California State Senate, I strongly recommend that you start. Not only is it a canary … Continue reading

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