>The Future That Wasn’t, Part One:

>"The Sunset-Drowning of the Evening Lands"by John Michael GreerThe Archdruid Report (December 26 2007)Druid perspectives on nature, culture, and the future of industrial societyI'd planned to devote this week's Archdruid Report post to the fine and practical art of composting, and for good reason. It's one of the most important and least regarded techniques in … Continue reading >The Future That Wasn’t, Part One:

>Liberals, Labor give up on global warming

>by Renfrey ClarkeGreen Left Weekly (November 02 2007)The scientists are horrified. But not being media-savvy publicists, they generally leave their shocking findings in scientific journals. The politicians quote cautious statements issued by scientific committees early in the decade, and worry about scaring off corporate funding. The business executives look for the chance of new profits, … Continue reading >Liberals, Labor give up on global warming

>Agriculture: Closing the Circle

>by John Michael GreerThe Archdruid Report (December 18 2007)Druid perspectives on nature, culture, and the future of industrial societyOur modern faith in progress embodies a rich harvest of ironies, but one of the richest unfolds from the way it redefines such concepts as improvement and advancement. To most people nowadays, the way things are done … Continue reading >Agriculture: Closing the Circle

>Linux is about to take over the low end of PCs

>by Steven J Vaughan-NicholsDesktopLinux.com (December 07 2007)Sometimes, several unrelated changes come to a head at the same time, with a result no one could have predicted. The PC market is at such a tipping point right now and the result will be millions of Linux-powered PCs in users' hands.The first change was the continued maturation … Continue reading >Linux is about to take over the low end of PCs

>The Post-Oil Economy

>After The Techno-Fixby Peter GoodchildCountercurrents.org (December 22 2007)"Even when grappling with the idea of economic disintegration, Americans attempt to cast it in terms of technological or economic progress: eco-villages, sustainable development, energy efficiency and so on. Under the circumstances, such compulsive techno-optimism seems maladaptive." -- Dmitry Orlov, "Our Village"The path beyond petroleum begins by considering … Continue reading >The Post-Oil Economy

>(Mis)Understanding a Banking Industry in Transition

>Under deregulation the industry became dysfunctional - but economists still won't revise their anti-regulation script.by William K Blackhttp://www.dollarsandsense.org/ (November / December 2007)The US financial system is, once again, in crisis. Or, more precisely, twin crises - first, huge numbers of defaults among subprime mortgage borrowers, and second, massive losses for the holders of new-fangled investments … Continue reading >(Mis)Understanding a Banking Industry in Transition