Author Les Leopold (The Looting of America: How Wall Street’s Game of Fantasy Finance Destroyed Our Jobs, Pensions, and Prosperity—and What We Can Do About It) has the perfect analogy for collateralized debt obligations, the financial WMD that Wall Street inflicted on the rest of America: they bought insurance on somebody else’s house, and when […]Read More..
Cheesemonger Gordon Edgar explains how handcrafted cheeses are helping to save the small family dairy farm, and reflects on the intersection of artisan cheese, punk rock, and politics in this episode of NPR’s The Splendid Table. Lynne takes us deep into the issues facing independent cheese producers with Gordon Edgar, author of Cheesemonger, A Life […]Read More..
Author and one-time candidate for Attorney General of Vermont Charlotte Dennett makes the case for the prosecution of former president George W. Bush for murder in this video interview with Chelsea Green Publishing. It happened that a friend of mine put a copy of Vincent Bugliosi’s book in my hands, The Prosecution of George W. […]Read More..
A troubling article from the Journal of the American Medical Association reports the finding that poor children are significantly more likely to be prescribed tranquilizing, physically dangerous antipsychotics—even when there are no symptoms of psychotic behavior. From the Huffington Post: Children covered by Medicaid are far more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic drugs than children […]Read More..
By Anya Kamenetz Two alt.edu models I’ve come across in my travels: A woman named Rochele Hirsch came to my talk at the Carter Center and passed me a 1-page summary of her proposal for a “Digital One-Room Schoolhouse.” The next day I ended up tossing around the idea at TEDxAtlanta onstage in the Q&A […]Read More..
Chances are you probably already know that some of the brightest luminaries in the food movement are also authors published or distributed by Chelsea Green. That’s not bragging—that’s just the way it is. (Well, maybe it is bragging. A bit.) We’ve got Carlo Petrini, Shannon Hayes, Joan Gussow, Joel Salatin, and numerous other small farmers […]Read More..
Author George Lakoff (Don’t Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate) unearths some troubling new legislation coming out of Housing and Urban Development. If PETRA passes, says Lakoff, it would be a big victory for onservatives and a huge blow to progressive values of fairness and good government. Taxpayers will be […]Read More..
Summer is tomato season and nothing beats a ripe, home-grown tomato. And after putting so much work into nurturing and growing your own tomatoes, you’ll want to do something special with them. Chef Caleb Barber (co-author of In Late Winter We Ate Pears: A Year of Hunger and Love) has a few ideas about that. […]Read More..
It’s National Bike to Work Day! If you haven’t biked to work in a while and you’re a little intimidated, or you just need a quick refresher, here’s a handy guide to get you started. The following is an excerpt from Biking to Work by Rory McMullan. It has been adapted for the Web. As […]Read More..
For a lot of people, what’s past is past. But there are some who still believe that if you break the law, you must be held accountable—no matter who you are. That’s the driving principle behind the accountability movement. When Charlotte Dennett ran for Attorney General of Vermont, part of her platform was a promise […]Read More..