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Why are the billionaires always laughing?

Because they know the corporate media will never call bullshit on their bullshit.

Why are the billionaires laughing?

It’s easy to laugh when the corporate press treats you as a glorious success instead of the epitome of a broken social order. Billionaires laugh because they know the corporate media prefers to fawn over them rather than hold them to account.

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David W. Orr

David Orr

David W. Orr is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies at Oberlin College. He is the author of numerous books, including "Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse" (Oxford, 2009). And is co-editor of "Democracy Unchained" (The New Press, 2020).

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Letting the World Burn: The Question of Governance

The primary cause of the worsening situation is not the combustion of fossil fuels, but the massive political dereliction that has allowed the bonfire to go on after we knew that it posed a potentially lethal threat to humankind.

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Questions "Too Puny" for Our Dire Circumstances

The unanswered question is whether we have the political will to do what is required to prevent Earth’s climate from spiraling out of control.

David Orr ·


Politics and Consequences: From Climate Emergency to Coronavirus

After a forty-year waged on both science and government, the dangers that face us now are no surprise at all.

David Orr ·


Democracy at Risk in These Perilous and Trumpian Times

We are living through the most dangerous challenge to the free government of the United States that anyone alive has encountered. What happens next is up to you and me. 

David Orr ·


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