And as we serve money, we find that money wants the same thing from us: to push...– Thomas Frank
Global Warming Close to Becoming Irreversible →
LONDON (Reuters) - The world is close to reaching tipping points that will make it irreversibly hotter, making this decade critical in efforts to contain global warming, scientists warned on Monday. Scientific estimates differ but the world’s temperature looks set to rise by six degrees Celsius by 2100 if greenhouse gas emissions are allowed to rise uncontrollably. As emissions grow,...
The Myth of Freedom in the Land of the Free →
If science can take on God, it should not fear the market. Both are, after all,...– Douglas Rushkoff
Use Birth Control? You're Fired! →
First, a bill that gives immunity to doctors who lie to couples about the results of their prenatal tests in order to prevent them from getting an abortion. Now, a bill that would give your boss the green light to fire you for using birth control. You think I am kidding? I wish. For a decade now, Arizona insurance companies have been required to provide coverage for contraception just like other...
Would I support one candidate against another? Yes, for two minutes — the amount...– Howard Zinn (via azspot)
In my essay collection, A Question of Values, I talk about how we are driven by...– Morris Berman in an interview on alternet.
We need to begin by abandoning the fruitless quest for gainful corporate...– Douglas Rushkoff (via azspot)
We don’t need smaller government; we need government that works for working...– Romney Finds Republican Religion on the Minimum Wage (via azspot)
Ultimately, we need to understand that this isn’t just a few bad...– Christopher D. Cook
Book of the Month, March 2012
Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang From Barnes & Noble: Chang argues that the world’s wealthiest nations historically relied on the same heavy-handed protectionist approaches in their quests for economic hegemony. These wealthy, first world economies, which “preach free market and free trade to the poor countries in order...
Charity of the Month, March 2012
American Rivers is the leading conservation organization standing up for healthy rivers so communities can thrive. American Rivers protects and restores America’s rivers for the benefit of people, wildlife, and nature. Founded in 1973, American Rivers has more than 65,000 members. Through our work in five key program areas - rivers and global warming, river restoration, river protection,...