>Traded Away

>A cunning new loophole has wrecked the government's Climate Change Bill.by George MonbiotPublished in the Guardian (July 24 2008)For the past two years I have been fretting over a mystery. Though Labour seems to have done everything possible to ensure that it stays out of office, there remains a possibility that it might form another … Continue reading >Traded Away

>The Coming Re-becoming

>Clusterfuck Nationby Jim KunstlerComment on current events by the author ofThe Long Emergency (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2005)http://www.kunstler.com (July 28 2008)Everywhere you turn in this nation, you see a society primed for implosion. We seem unaware how extraordinary the American experience has been, especially in the last hundred years. By this, I don't mean that we … Continue reading >The Coming Re-becoming

>What’s Wrong with the GDP?

>Since its introduction during World War II as a measure of wartime production capacity, the Gross National Product (now routinely measured as Gross Domestic Product - GDP) has become the nation's foremost indicator of economic progress. It is now widely used by policymakers, economists, international agencies and the media as the primary scorecard of a … Continue reading >What’s Wrong with the GDP?

>Our Phony Economy

>by Jonathan RoweFrom testimony delivered March 12 before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Interstate Commerce. Rowe is codirector of West Marin Commons, a community-organizing group, in California.Harper's Magazine Essay (June 2008)Suppose that the head of a federal agency came before this committee and reported with pride that agency employees had … Continue reading >Our Phony Economy