I see a lot of people posting about the hard work ahead. It’s true, it will be a rough road. But let’s be real about what that hard work means. Make no mistake, none of the strategies employed by the professional advocacy world of the last forty years will suffice to meet the challenges ahead.
A handful of elites dominate the global economy. As a result, a wave of authoritarian demagogues is sweeping the globe. The only way to prevent dictators from gaining power is to curtail the influence of oligarchs. If we want to avoid another Trump, we have to overthrow the rule of Wall St., big business, and the super wealthy.
Quick: what are the most important factors driving wealth inequality? If you said tax policy, corporate pillaging, corruption, and neoliberal globalization, you’re right! But also missing a big one: energy. As Stanford professor Ian Morris argues in Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels, the way in which a society captures energy from the environment has a […]
The environmental community neglected climate change early on, then failed to confront the fossil fuel industry’s assault on truth and science. What lessons can environmentalists learn from these failures in confronting major issues today?
We hear from Hillary Clinton supporters that she will get things done. She’s a things achiever. Certainly more than that loud socialist. It makes sense; she’s spent a lifetime honing and projecting a no-nonsense persona. She looks and talks like someone who gets things done. She says she gets things done. She speaks like a […]