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New Adventures in Gardening: Urban Composting

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 17/05/2021 - 1:55am in

The next step in my adventures in gardening - composting - to feed my plants and reduce the waste I dump into NYC's collection system.

From Rodney King to George Floyd, How Video Evidence Can Be Differently Interpreted in Courts

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 11/05/2021 - 11:55pm in

Video evidence can be read very differently, depending on the assumed or actual context. How can courts prevent misuse?

Michael Hudson & Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove: Imagining An End to Poverty and Economic Dependence

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/05/2021 - 2:12pm in

Michael Hudson and Jonathan Wilson-Hargrove of the Poor People's Campaign discuss Biden "reforms" and the (mis)use of religion in economic justice.

Why Rich Parents Have Rich Children

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 06/05/2021 - 7:22pm in

Looking at the channels through which the rich preserve their advantages across generations.

So Much For May Day

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 03/05/2021 - 3:43pm in

On the peculiar decline of May Day.

Social Tipping Points and Forecasting Norms Changes

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 30/04/2021 - 11:55pm in

What does it take to move the norms needle?

Even Credentialed Young People Pessimistic About Their Futures

The fact that even well-placed young people are insecure and pessimistic is further proof of the impact of inequality and rentierism.

Safe Speech vs Free Speech: Higher Education’s False Dilemma

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 26/04/2021 - 8:12pm in

Universities should remember that the original purpose of free speech was to empower the weak, not to shelter them.

From an Un-Caring Economy to a Caring Economy: The Tax Justice Network Podcast, April 2021

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 24/04/2021 - 5:09pm in

"Caring economy" sounds awfully soft and fuzzy. However, it may finally be time to reject utlitarian views of how we organize our resources.

Michael Hudson: Plato, Aristophanes and Aristotle on Money-Lust, 399-380 BC

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 23/04/2021 - 8:19pm in

While Plato, following Socrates, saw money as leading to hubris, Greek philosophers didn't care much for working men either.