Gates Foundation’s rose-colored world view not supported by evidence

This article was originally published by Humanosphere and is reposted with permission from the authors The annual public letter from Bill and Melinda Gates has become a much-celebrated event in the global development calendar. But lost in the excitement around this year’s letter is the fact that it uses 6,000 words to paint a picture […]

Trump, Sanders, and the Collapse of the American Oligarchy

This article was originally published by Capital Institute  “The collapse of urban cultures is an event much more frequent than most observers realize. Often, collapse is well underway before societal elites become aware of it, leading to scenes of leaders responding retroactively and ineffectively as their society collapses around them.” – Sander Vander Leeuw, Archaeologist, […]

Post-Growth for the Climate

Post-growth is about meeting humanity’s needs in a way that achieves high wellbeing for all while respecting the limits of our bountiful yet finite planet. There are so many reasons why the transition to a post-growth world is necessary and desirable. But the reason that really lends it a sense of urgency is the climate […]

The ‘new vision’ is not so new: Let’s act on it

This article was originally published on Policy Note. David Suzuki recently asserted that we have failed “to imagine a better way” than our current economic paradigm. He criticized all candidates in the upcoming federal Canadian election for making economic promises that continue to rely on growth. And he cited numerous reasons for calling this approach […]

Why Free Money Day Makes You Richer

This article originally appeared on freemoneyday.org.  In a world where hoarding wealth is considered the norm, giving money to complete strangers, with no strings attached, seems like a radical idea. Yet, for the hundreds who have taken part in Free Money Day since its humble beginnings in 2011, there is a knowing that greater sharing is […]