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December 2009

Can Sustainable Values Bridge the Conservative-Progressive Divide?

Sustainability makes strange bedfellows. In this case, a small Jewish-leaning business and a fundamentalist Christian megachurch. In his latest article for TriplePundit, Martin Melaver, author of Living Above the Store: Building a Business That Creates Value, Inspires Change, and Restores Land and Community and CEO of the socially responsible business Melaver, Inc., talks about a […]

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The Slow Money Movement May Revolutionize the Way You Think About Food

What is the Slow Food Movement? Well, ask the many different people involved and you might get just as many different answers. But Woody Tasch and The Slow Food Alliance have boiled the movement down to two goals: thinking about money at a macro level and getting money into local food systems. Chairing a network […]

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LISTEN: James McCommons on WPR’s Joy Cardin Show

Whatever happened to passenger rail? There was a time in the US when passenger rail was king. But then came Henry Ford and the rise of the automobile, the interstate highway system and cheap gasoline, and passenger rail became something of a relic. Car-choked freeways became the symbol of progress while trains were seen as […]

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The Hook: Joel Salatin Named Person of the Year

Christian-libertarian-environmentalist-capitalist-lunatic farmer and “high priest of the pasture” (New York Times Magazine) Joel Salatin has been farming sustainably for decades. His fiery oratorical style and verbal dexterity has earned him legions of fans and followers. Now, after a glowing profile in Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma and a couple of star turns in some big […]

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What Confucius Said: On Greed and the Public Good

By David BudbillFrom the Community BlogsIn New York City, down on the Lower East Side, in Chinatown, about a block south of where The Bowery crosses Canal Street, out in the middle of the traffic where Division Street splits into a Y and joins Bowery, in that triangle of asphalt and concrete created by the […]

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What Book Is Hugo Chávez Reading?

By Makenna GoodmanIt’s four days before Christmas. If you’re like the other snowed-in 40-something percent of consumers this year, you’re probably way behind on gifts. If so, you may want to give the (last-minute) gift of…the book that Hugo Chávez is reading. Let me back up a minute. When browsing for books, are you the […]

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Raw Milk Protestor: “We have a broken food chain”

Raw milk proponents converged outside the Vernon County Courthouse to show their support for one of their own, a distributor and seller of raw milk. Supporters say that raw milk has salutatory benefits that should not be dismissed. In addition, they say the issue is really about the rights of the individual to choose his […]

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Annie’s Closing Saddens the Chevre Snowman

By Gordon “Zola” Edgar, author of Cheesemonger: A Life on the WedgeFrom his blog. Well, I guess I’m a little hung over from last night’s worker party. Still, I come to the internet to bring you the most impressive creation in the history of cheese. Behold the snowman made of chevre:   No, I didn’t create […]

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What the World Needs Now… Is a Morale Boost

Depressed? Demoralized? Maybe it’s not you. Maybe it’s society. There’s an alienation epidemic, and modern psychiatry doesn’t seem to have much to offer beyond brain-chemistry-“correcting” medication. How do we fix this? From the Portland Press-Herald: I can’t tell you how many times I have mentioned to people that I am a writer and they ask […]

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Lee Welles Makes History—in Corning, NY

Lee Welles, author of the Gaia Girls book series, will soon be making history as the first woman to serve as deputy mayor of the city of Corning, NY. From the Leader: Councilman Lee Welles, D-2, will soon become the first woman to serve as city deputy mayor, pending a rubber stamp approval. Republican mayor-elect […]

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