Posts Tagged ‘concentration of wealth’

Reaching a critical mass, and why democracy is not working anymore

Posted October 14th, 2011 in Blog, Featured 1 Comment

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: Ecological tipping points, economic tipping points, political tipping points – all converging on each other in multiple interrelated crises in our forests, oceans, atmosphere and biosphere, our governance (or lack thereof), into the streets of cities all around the world, a sense that ‘this’ cannot go on as […]

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Talking with the kids

Posted October 7th, 2011 in Blog, Featured 2 Comments

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: I spent Tuesday in Green Lake WI presenting to three school groups and then a public keynote in the evening, sponsored by the Green Lake County UW-Extension and the Green Lake County Energy Independence Committee. My evening topic was “Global Markets & Earth’s Limits,” an oxymoron if ever […]

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As a culture, we are in such trouble

Posted August 12th, 2011 in Blog, Featured 1 Comment

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: I served jury duty this past week. Now here is a window on the world – who ends up in a county criminal courtroom, what stories, what realities right here where one lives. What goes on hidden behind the poverty and hopelessness, the marginalization, the racism and other […]

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Back to my question

Posted April 11th, 2011 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Back to my question

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish Yes, back to the basic question of this project, the climax of the book out of which it emerged (see sidebar): What kind of human beings will we be as we go through the crisis? What I wrote a week ago has stayed with me, and with some […]

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