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, […]
“…Progress is one of the most powerful notions in the modern world” writes John Dryzek in The Politics of the Earth. I’m inclined to agree with him. Progress acts as a kind of meta-narrative, an incredibly potent and pervasive trope that is woven through stories ancient and contemporary, and forms a core part of our […]
I’m sure you’ve heard that everyone – or, at least, everyone who cares – will be marching for the climate this weekend. If you’re not marching, then you’re not doing anything at all, or so we’re told. False dichotomies aside though, I won’t be marching this weekend. I’ll be taking action instead.
What’s the economy got to do with a certain Keanu Reeves action movie? Quite a bit, unfortunately.
What comes first: personal freedom or the Earth?
photo © 2008 Brooks Elliott | more info (via: Wylio) What makes you feel as though you are progressing in life? Do you measure your success by the dollars in the bank? Perhaps you count the amount of cars you own, or boats, or socks, or elephants? Here’s a radical idea – do you measure […]