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Human Scale, Protected Culture, and Donut/Doughnut Day

“What we generally have, in other words, is another example of the state, having taken power into its own hands, sitting on those hands until somebody shoves it off. That minorities are protected as much as they are is due mostly to minorities; that individuals have the opportunities they have is due mostly to individuals; that the press has its freedoms is due mostly to the press. The Bill of Rights, we must not forget, was put there not as an instrument of the state for the citizens but as a means of protecting the citizens from the state.”

Human Scale Revisited was excerpted on LewRockwell.com and Kirkpatrick Sale shared an opinion piece in The Post and Courier.


“The U.S. may be a world leader in agricultural exports, but the Netherlands — a country two-thirds the size of West Virginia — ranks high on the list, as well. How can this tiny country compete with the third-largest country in the world?

The answer is “protected culture.” In Andrew Mefferd’s new book, “The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower’s Handbook: Organic Vegetable Production Using Protected Culture,” he describes protected culture as the practice of growing plants in a structure designed to protect them from environmental stresses and improve the growing environment.”

The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower’s Handbook was featured on The Permaculture Podcast and GreenhouseGrower.com.


And, in honor of National Donut Day:

“Many of us know we need to rethink economics, but Kate Raworth actually did it. Envisioning the economy as a doughnut, two boundaries become clear. If we fall into the doughnut’s middle hole, human needs fail to be met. If we drop off of the outer edge, life is unsustainable.”

Doughnut Economics was reviewed on TheMinskys.org


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Homemade Bone Broth – A Healthy Diet Staple

Have you had your steaming hot bowl of bone broth today? If not, you might want to consider integrating this nutrient rich, immune system boosting elixir into your daily diet. With articles about the benefits of bone broth in The New York Times and Epicurious calling it “the new coffee,” it’s clear broth is taking off […] Read More

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BORN ON THIRD BASE author, Chuck Collins, to be interviewed by Bernie Sanders

On Tuesday, October 3rd at 11:30 a.m. EST, check out Facebook.com/SenatorSanders for a special Facebook Live event with Senator Bernie Sanders and Chuck Collins, Institute for Policy Studies, author of Born on Third Base, co-editor of Inequality.org. In case you miss the live broadcast, you can watch the replay on the Facebook event page. In […] Read More

Everyone’s talking about it: The Metabolic Approach to Cancer

In The Metabolic Approach to Cancer, Dr. Nasha Winters and Jess Higgins offer up a holistic and metabolic based protocol for managing and preventing cancer. Based on The Optimal Terrain Ten Protocol, patients and doctors are guided through ten key elements of a person’s terrain that influence cancer progress. Read an excerpt from The Metabolic […] Read More
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