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FOOD AND EMPIRE American food system founded on stolen lands Read this article by Chris Newman of Sylvanaqua Farms for democracy in food and agriculture. An excerpt with some of the nitty gritty: While other nations adopt quotas and other imperfect systems to moderate the supply of food with something more humane than unregulated free […]
book launch: big farms make big flu
THIS TUESDAY, JUNE 14th! The Marxist Education Project is delighted to host the launch of Rob Wallace's new book, Big Farms Make Big Flu (Monthly Review Press). In Big Farms Make Big Flu, a collection of dispatches by turns harrowing and thought-provoking, Wallace tracks the ways influenza and other pathogens emerge from an agriculture controlled […]
jane jacobs: citizen economist
We tend to take it for granted that nature—being basic to everything—is the place to begin when we try to understand regional economies. The given natural attributes of a region certainly do explain much about subsistence economies: why some people eat seals and caribou while others eat dates and goats; why herders in some places […]
nice film about happiness and local economies
[vimeo 162418809 w=640 h=360] The Economics of Happiness (abridged version) from The Economics of Happiness on Vimeo.
http://www.communityeconomies.org/site/assets/media/images/Nuestras_Web_Opt.jpg The Community Economies Collective (CEC) and the Community Economies Research Network (CERN) are international collaborative networks of researchers who share an interest in theorizing, discussing, representing and ultimately enacting new visions of economy. By making multiple forms of economic life viable options for action, these diverse, engaged scholarly and activist efforts aim to open the […]
how pope francis is reviving radical economics
Excerpt from: How Pope Francis is Reviving Radical Catholic Economics- Some Catholics have been quietly practicing them all along. By Nathan Schneider September 9, 2015 My friend Ryan Patrico, a doctoral student in history at Yale, noticed something curious while studying the German nuns whose convents wound up in Protestant regions in the early, bloody days […]
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‘This Changes Everything’ Trailer: Climate Change Documentary Based On Naomi Klein’s Bestseller Set For Toronto Premiere Watch Trailer Here: http://deadline.com/2015/08/this-changes-everything-climate-change-docu-tiff-premiere-trailer-1201506754/
northern NY research evaluates non-traditional crops for high tunnel growers
The Northern New York Agricultural Development Program has funded a number of projects evaluating ways to extend the growing season and crop options for high tunnel farmers in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties; photo: Michael Davis, Willsboro Agricultural Research Farm. Can cucumbers, basil, ginger, green beans and zucchini be more profitable […]
schumacher lectures - internet economy
THE ROLE OF THE INTERNET IN THE CREATION OF A JUST AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY 32nd Annual E.F. Schumacher Lectures Tuesday, November 20th, 2012, 6:30-9:30pm First Church in Cambridge - 11 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138 REGISTER TODAY: Admission is free, but we encourage you to preregister today to reserve your seat. http://neweconomicsinstitute.org/event-registration