Why Building Community Wealth is a Key Challenge to Corporate Power

by Steve Dubb AlterNet (May 16 2012) As our political system sputters, a wave of innovative thinking and bold experimentation is quietly sweeping away outmoded economic models. In 'New Economic Visions', a special five-part AlterNet series edited by Economics Editor Lynn Parramore in partnership with political economist Gar Alperovitz of the Democracy Collaborative, creative thinkers … Continue reading Why Building Community Wealth is a Key Challenge to Corporate Power

In the Name of Austerity, Stimulus and Growth, Amen!

by Dmitry Orlov Club Orlov (May 22 2012) http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JgaNQMzZddQ/T7u6JkX3ebI/AAAAAAAAB6g/a6PcxLatKF0/s200/PaulKuczynski.jpg Here's some food for thought. If you've been listening to the muffled and incoherent noises coming from the G8 and the surrounding political chattersphere, it's starting to sound like a prayer meeting: "In the name of Austerity, Stimulus and Growth, Amen!" And if you look at … Continue reading In the Name of Austerity, Stimulus and Growth, Amen!

Spent Fuel Rods Drive Growing Fear Over Plant in Japan

by Hiroko Tabuchi and Matthew L Wald The New York Times (May 26 2012) Tokyo - What passes for normal at the Fukushima Daiichi plant today would have caused shudders among even the most sanguine of experts before an earthquake and tsunami set off the world's second most serious nuclear crisis after Chernobyl. Fourteen months … Continue reading Spent Fuel Rods Drive Growing Fear Over Plant in Japan

Cooperative Banking, the Exciting Wave of the Future

by Ellen Brown AlterNet (May 23 2012) As our political system sputters, a wave of innovative thinking and bold experimentation is quietly sweeping away outmoded economic models. In 'New Economic Visions', a special five-part AlterNet series edited by Economics Editor Lynn Parramore in partnership with political economist Gar Alperovitz of the Democracy Collaborative, creative thinkers … Continue reading Cooperative Banking, the Exciting Wave of the Future