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Averting the Apocalypse: Lessons from Costa Rica
"If we want to have any hope of averting catastrophe, we’re going to have to do something about our addiction to growth."
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7 Not-So-Subtle Messages Congress Is Sending With Its Tax Plans
The two tax bills define what's important to a society. Or more to the point, who's not important.
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A general view of the inbound area of the Amazon.com MPX5 fulfillment center on November 17, 2017 in Castel San Giovanni, Italy. "In seeking to defend the living world from the maelstrom of destruction," writes Monbiot, "we might believe we are fighting corporations and governments and the general foolishness of humankind. But they are all proxies for the real issue: perpetual growth on a planet that is not growing." (Photo by Emanuele Cremaschi/Getty Images) Views
Every Friday Is Black Friday: Why Our Addiction to Consumption and Growth Is Killing Us
Our behavior within the system cannot change the outcomes of the system. It is the system itself that needs to change.
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May Your Mercy Be Upon Us
Despite the thanklessness of the times, we offer Gerald Fleming's Thanksgiving Prayer For America , which he wrote following last year's election. Appearing in Vox Populi , it seeks to bless all comers in the unlikely name of unity. Though it insists "we were not put on Your earth for metaphor" -...
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How to Talk to Your Family About the #TrumpTaxScam This Thanksgiving
When your crazy right-wing uncle starts spewing lies between the main course and dessert, here a few key facts to keep in mind
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With a vote likely in the coming days, progressive groups say it's urgent to take steps to try to stop the Senate GOP tax proposal. (Photo: Sean Davis/Flickr/cc) News
3 Steps to Take Before Thanksgiving to Stop the #TrumpTaxScam
Indivisible is urging opponents of the proposal to take action before the Senate is back in session next week.
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Watch Enraged Jeremy Corbyn Denounce 'Uncaring' Budget, Call Tories Unfit to Govern
"I hope the honorable member begins to understand what it's like to wait for social care stuck in a hospital bed while other people are having to give up their work to care for them!"
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The Garbage Gods Do It Again
Twitter has fun Oh man. Another Thanksgiving in dark times that don't inspire gratitude. Some are offering solicitous tips to a corrosively divided nation: For deplorables, a laughably inappropriate overture from Roy Moore fan Sean Hannity - "Dr. Hannity is back! Need advice on how to deal with you...
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In Newly Horrifying Lowering of the Bar, Serial Sexual Predator Endorses Serial Child Molester So He Can Make More Money
We're running short on jokes now that grotesque aging pervert Donald "Women Are Very Special" Trump has pretty much endorsed racist homophobic Roy "I Like Hitting On 14-Year-Old Girls" Moore because he thinks having a pedophile in the Senate is better than having a Democrat who might hinder his...
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In America and Around the World, the Poor Will Pay for the GOP Tax Plan
A large cut in corporate rate in the U.S. would be perceived internationally as a full throttle acceleration of the global race to the bottom on corporate taxation.
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