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“Environmental Extremism”

 

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Participatory economics

**** Below are some excerpts from Michael Albert’s 2003 book Parecon: Life After Capitalism. Albert offers an abstract critique of our contemporary economic structures and offers some insights about what kind of alternative vision we might put forward. problems and … Continue reading

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BP burns oil off the ocean surface

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Robert Reich on the current BP debacle, and what the prez should do about it

http://robertreich.org/ BP is still in control of the cleanup effort. The administration is looking ahead, and still unwilling to push anything forward. Obama just met with David Cameron, new prime minister of England. At the end of the day we … Continue reading

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News roundup

BP TOPKILL: A FAILURE BP’s topkill strategy has proved ineffective. So, until someone has another idea, the oil just keeps on gushing. How much? Only 25,ooo barrels a day. How much is a barrel of oil? 42 gallons. So this … Continue reading

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Funny-sad news from today

Here is our defense secretary’s political periphrasis (what the french call wooden language) for “we are losing the war in Afghanistan:” 1. Defense Secretary Robert Gates: “My personal opinion is that, in terms of reconciliation with the larger groups, it’s … Continue reading

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Carbon in the atmosphere today and global warming

Juan Cole present some useful figures for visualizing the current situation of global warming. When I think about the current situation of green legislation and its many obstructionists (including the US government), I am nostalgic for the way of thinking … Continue reading

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I’ve always wondered if all those chemicals embedded in modern life add up in the end…

Now Berkeley researchers are finding that they do. In fact, women are finding it harder to get pregnant for having been exposed to the array of flame retardant chemicals(PBDEs) found in practically all our manufactured household objects (furniture, carpet, mattresses, … Continue reading

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Hello world!

I’ll begin this blog by telling informing you about plastics. If you’re like me, you’ve probably been puzzled about the meanings of the little numbers on each plastic thing you use, and disturbed by reports that most of those numbers … Continue reading

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