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    Putting Income Inequality on the Table

    A new study shows how the food gap is widening—and what can be done. How does income inequality translate to the food that ends up on our dinner tables? For those on low-income budgets, the results look pretty disheartening according to a new study by the Harvard School of Public ...

    Your Revolution at Home: Radical Fossil Fuel Divestment

     Photo by Fotolia/PixieMeOver the past few weeks, tens of thousands of people across the country have left their banks in protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. American citizens have suddenly become aware that, in the absence of a government that will protect us, we must shift market forces ...

    How Revolution Became an Adjective

     Political revolt and the accumulation of more. This essay will appear in "Revolution," the Spring 2014 issue of Lapham's Quarterly. This slightly adapted version originally appeared at TomDispatch.In case of rain, the revolution will take place in the hall.—Erwin ChargaffFor the last ...

    Enough Is Enough

    From population to the stuff we use, when is enough enough?When is enough enough? Alan Weisman, author of The World Without Us, has an idea. In his new book, Countdown, Weisman travels the world gauging the individual decisions and social attitudes that influence global population. He analyzes ...

    Spooks, Ghouls, and Recyclables

    Halloween has become a consumer orgy to rival Christmas. We can buy costumes for our kids, our dogs, and our cell phones; personalized trick-or-treat bags; and every make and model of miniaturized, individually-wrapped candy conceivable. For the socially conscious parents who still want to ...

    ‘Heirloom Design’ as a Cure for Consumption

    Concerned about the environmental impact of consumerism? Don’t just point a finger at the factories that pump out abundant, crappy goods, Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin writes for In These Times. We should also be holding responsible “the two horsemen of the modern consumer apocalypse: functional ...

    Power Snooping

    You might think your home energy consumption is your own dirty little secret, but Lolly Merrell reports in the Bear Deluxe (#27; article not available online) that it is in fact probably public knowledge. “In most states, public service commissions require energy companies to provide the ...

    The Year Ahead in Green Business

    January means list time. Everyone feels entitled to publish an annual top ten list around the New Year, looking back on 2007’s notable scientific discoveries, blunders, and cat videos. But Sustainable Industries is looking ahead. The monthly green business magazine, nominated for a 2007 Utne ...

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