Citizen Action Monitor

Tim Jackson outlines four broad policy themes for a post-growth society

He underscores the importance of input from constituents in the process of government policymaking. No 2145 Posted by fw, January 17, 2018 To access all other synopses from Prosperity without … Continue reading

January 17, 2018

BLOCKBUSTER 2012 documentary on today’s crises — Alarming truths left unsaid for too long

Crises we face today were created by humans — What is created by humans can be changed by humans. No 2102 Posted by fw, November 19, 2017 “Most societies have … Continue reading

November 19, 2017

The ghastly reality of America

“Another lonely man dies of exposure while the world around him shops.” No 1865 Posted by fw, January 9, 2017 “The man died like a baby alone, the cradle of his … Continue reading

January 9, 2017

As automation gets cheaper than labour costs, developing economies are being hit hardest

Labour-saving robotics reduces production costs, halts flow of US jobs abroad, brings production back home but with fewer jobs No 1379 Posted by fw, June 24, 2015 “Parkdale’s mill in … Continue reading

June 24, 2015

Coming downside of digital revolution – job loss, extreme inequality

“I see 15-20 years from now…the vast majority of jobs start disappearing,” says Stanford technology expert No 1378 Posted by fw, June 23, 2015 “In San Francisco – as elsewhere … Continue reading

June 23, 2015

Bold new campaign: US progressives seek to overthrow entrenched policies of the wealthy and the powerful

“The game is rigged” said Sen. Elizabeth Warren in her keynote address at the campaign kick-off event No 1323 Posted by fw, May 1, 2015 “The senator was speaking at … Continue reading

May 1, 2015

Professor William Rees offers a whole new approach to sustainability planning: Part 3

Part 3 – Rees outlines how world leaders should react if confronted with a major global catastrophe No 1078 Posted by fw, June 19, 2014 In Part 1, Rees reviewed … Continue reading

June 19, 2014

Professor William Rees offers a whole new approach to sustainability planning: Part 2

Part 2 – Rees makes the case for “steady-state sustainability” with justice No 1077 Posted by fw, June 18, 2014 In the preceding post, Part 1, Rees reviewed what he … Continue reading

June 18, 2014

Professor William Rees offers a whole new approach to sustainability planning: Part 1

In Part 1, Rees summarizes the most pressing global challenges we face – climate change, ecological overshoot, and rising inequality No 1076 Posted by fw, June 17, 2014 William Rees … Continue reading

June 17, 2014

“Poor Us” — Brilliant animated film reveals how poverty has changed over the centuries

Explains what forces are at work, and what lessons we can learn from the past to fight poverty today No 968 Posted by fw, February 05, 2014 NOTE — Why … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

These are hard times for many in US, so why no uprising?

The answer is complex, but three reasons stand out, says Robert Reich No 966 Posted by fw, February 01, 2014 “Middle incomes are sinking, the ranks of the poor are … Continue reading

February 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Capitalist free market system drives us to work ourselves to death —Michael Albert

No 311 Posted by fw, October 25, 2011 “You know, the emergence of capitalist markets was a gigantic struggle, a gigantic imposition against the natural inclination of people to behave … Continue reading

October 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

Barbara Kingsolver on borders between the haves and the have-nots

No 32, Posted by fw, July 5, 2010 Barbara Kingsolver is so much more than a novelist. She’s a citizen activist. Her activism is indelibly etched in her breathtaking, at … Continue reading

July 5, 2010 · Leave a comment