Frances Moore Lappé

Frances Moore Lappé is the author of EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think to Create the World We Want (Nation Books) and 17 other books including the acclaimed Diet for a Small Planet.  She is also a YES! contributing editor.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 1:15pm
The President Heard Us
In his State of the Union, President Obama called for "reducing the influence of money in our politics." Fantastic. He has heard the growing cry of the 85 percent of us who want big changes (with almost half of us wanting a complete rebuild!) in how America funds elections. Eighty-five percent? Yes...
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Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 11:00am
Busting Six Free-Market Fictions
The following is drawn from the new book, World Hunger: 10 Myths , by Frances Moore Lappe and Joseph Collins. Being "free" sounds great—like being free to eat or to have a job at a living wage; so surely a "free market" is the way to ensure these important human freedoms. Right? Unfortunately, what...
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Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 8:45am
'Land of the Free...' Really?
The following is drawn from the newly published book, World Hunger: 10 Myths , co-authored by Joseph Collins. The billionaire Koch brothers chose the Libre [Free] Initiative as the name of their political outreach efforts in the Latino community. Some of the most conservative House Republicans call...
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Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 12:30pm
'Occupy' Spanish-Style... Big Lessons for Us?
Back from the first global conference on money in politics in Mexico City, I'm bursting with stories that might carry messages of possibility that Americans need right now. Sure worked for me. In Spain, with one-fifth of its population jobless, the Indignados movement--that paralleled our Occupy--...
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Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 8:33am
Delicious Food Is Not An Indulgence—It’s a Way to Solve Our Ecological Crises
I grew up in Cow Town. Or make that Fort Worth, Texas. It was the ’50s and supper was canned spinach with either meat loaf or with what my brother and I called “loose meat”—ground beef and canned mushroom soup. Iceberg lettuce and Jell-O rounded it out. Food was not a big deal.
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:24pm
Before You Give up on Democracy, Read This!
Who doesn't feel like throwing in the towel... with congressional approval ratings at a pitiful 10 percent ?
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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 7:29am
What Five-letter Word Can't You Live Without?
Here it is: Power . Now, quick, before reading further, close your eyes. What associations come to mind? If your list is full words like coercion, force, guns, oppression, domination, money , you could be in big trouble.
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 4:34pm
After Boston, Eyes-Wide Open Hope?
How do we know the difference between head-in-the-sand hope and eyes-wide-open hope? One is a killer; the other, a life-giver. First, it helps to ask, what is hope?
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Friday, April 19, 2013 - 9:20am
Could Our Deepest Fears Hold the Key to Ending Violence?
In his book Violence, psychologist James Gilligan asked a Massachusetts prison inmate, “What do you want so badly that you would sacrifice everything in order to get it?”
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 8:39am
Got Happiness? First UN International Day of Happiness
Don't laugh. It's true, and it's serious business. Today is the world's first International Happiness Day, declared by the UN to signal the importance of going beyond Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as a measure of progress. We need, says the UN, better measures of society's real wellbeing -- including happiness.
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