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Submitted by twig on Wed, 08/31/2011 - 8:55pm
Fascinating interview with sustainable farming expert Joel Salatin on "How to Prepare for a Future Increasingly Defined By Localized Food & Energy." Even if you hate gardening, it's worth the time it takes to read. It's not about growing vegetables, it's about what's going on in our world today and how to change it.
The full transcript is at chrismartenson.com. There's also an audio version here.
A few selected quotes: Read below the fold...
Submitted by Hugh on Mon, 12/27/2010 - 10:57pm
Paul Krugman can be a remarkable dumb fuck when he wants to be. You see as a classical economist, he has been trained to interpret markets in terms of supply and demand. Speculation when it occurs only happens at the margins. It is either transient or insignificant to larger forces.
This time around Krugman invokes global scarcity and global recovery to explain why commodity prices have been surging. He tells us we live in a finite world, sounding a lot like that other Times airhead Thom Friedman when he does. It all sounds so plausible, at least if you don't look at it too closely. If you do, it comes across as the dimwittery that it is. Read below the fold...
Submitted by ironboltbruce on Mon, 10/25/2010 - 8:32pm
HOW WE LOST AMERICA :: A Brief History in Ten Points (Linked Version)
Copyright (c) 2010 Bruce Arnold. Republication with attribution permitted. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Stirling Newberry on Tue, 07/27/2010 - 7:25pm
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Submitted by chicago dyke on Fri, 05/16/2008 - 8:18am
So busy. And so bitchy! That's me. I'm an evil bitch; trust me it's true. And thus you shouldn't ever listen to me. Still, something woke me up this morning faster than the coffee.
I'm not going to make the claim that I know this graphic to be absolutely true. But it rings true, to my mind. Via the comments in this post. Which you need to read, all the way thru. SN is spot on in this point:
Powerful forces want to keep society in its current shape. For good reason, there is not only physical capital, but the doctrine of incorporation to contend with: we become physically the shapes and habits that they live.
Moses never reached the promised land, and there is a desert to cross to take this generation out of the desert and into the land of milk and honey. Either we will face a reactionary century, or a new, progressive century, there is no third choice.
I guess that's really been my problem with HRC and BHO supporters all along. And I'll even admit that my guy would've hardly been better, perhaps a little, perhaps not. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Xenophon on Sat, 09/29/2007 - 1:59pm
Submitted by chicago dyke on Tue, 07/31/2007 - 9:49am
Seven years more and it's all gone. IIRC, Mexico really relies on the money it makes from oil exportation, and their already fragile hold on a stable society will be greatly upset when this money goes away. Obviously, as their close neighbors, we can expect to feel the effects as well.
I'm very ignorant of Mexican politics, but this seems to me to be a rather big deal. I wonder if their leaders will prepare for it better than ours have. Read below the fold...