Monthly Archives: July 2009

Workplace democracy

After a long stretch of minimal travel, I’ve got a 6am flight to Pittsburgh tomorrow. I’ll be doing a couple of talks at the Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy, including reading from my book “Holy Cooperation!” and co-presenting an introduction … Continue reading

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Looking up

I’ve been quiet lately because I got stuck writing my previous post. The problem is that I have a rule of focusing on the positive. I got discouraged and found myself unable to finish it. I was also busy with … Continue reading

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Thoughts on bottoms

The dust is starting to settle from the economic crisis that started last year, and it is time for a government commission to figure out what went so horribly wrong. Luckily, just such a commission is forming; its chair, former … Continue reading

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The awakening continues

I recently came across some writing that provided a strong challenge to the economic status quo, which was perhaps most interesting because of its source. Here are a couple of excerpts that I found especially interesting: “The problem of food … Continue reading

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Sustainability is not an option

Sustainability is a challenging concept. It reaches well beyond the simple choices of individual consumers to buy or not buy certain “sustainable” products. There is no such thing as a sustainable part of an unsustainable¬†whole, and a society that labels … Continue reading

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Universal health care

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been taking a crash course in health care reform, and the more I look at this mess, the more I like the idea of universal health care. The¬†outrageous cost of health care in … Continue reading

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