Trees don’t grow on money – or why you don’t get to rebel against extinction

by Tim Hayward edited by O Society April 29, 2019 Money doesn’t grow on trees, and although people can make money out of trees, they cannot make trees out of money. This much may seem platitudinous, but it is worth keeping in mind. What is true of trees is true of the natural world as … Continue reading Trees don’t grow on money – or why you don’t get to rebel against extinction

The Public Banking Revolution Is Upon Us

by Ellen Brown Web of Debt edited by O Society April 26, 2019 As public banking gains momentum across the country, policymakers in California and Washington state are vying to form the nation’s second state-owned bank, following in the footsteps of the highly successful Bank of North Dakota, founded in 1919. The race is close, … Continue reading The Public Banking Revolution Is Upon Us

I’ve Seen Goldman Sachs From the Inside. We Need Public Banks.

by Nomi Prins Truthout edited by O Society April 24, 2019 Clouds pass over the Goldman Sachs Tower on April 8, 2018, in Jersey City, New Jersey. GARY HERSHORN / GETTY IMAGES For far too long, Wall Street wreaks havoc on people’s personal financial stability and our economy as a whole. I should know. As a … Continue reading I’ve Seen Goldman Sachs From the Inside. We Need Public Banks.

Top 100 Solutions to Address Our Climate Crisis Problems to Celebrate Earth Day

  A chat with Paul Hawken about his ambitious effort to “map, measure, and model” global warming solutions. by David Roberts Vox edited by O Society Apr 22, 2019 Family planning. Who knew?(Drawdown) By now, the looming dangers of climate crisis are clear to anyone whose faculties include an attention span greater than that of the average cocker … Continue reading Top 100 Solutions to Address Our Climate Crisis Problems to Celebrate Earth Day

A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

by Naomi Klein Intercept edited by O Society April 20, 2019 “A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez” is a seven-minute film narrated by the congresswoman and illustrated by Molly Crabapple. Set a couple of decades from now, it’s a flat-out rejection of the idea a dystopian future is a forgone conclusion. Instead, it … Continue reading A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The Way Americans Worship Sports Heroes Versus the Way We Treat Intellectuals Speaks Volumes About US

The difference between the way Americans regard athletes versus “intellectuals” is a touchstone for how we see ourselves by Kareem Abdul Jabbar Guardian edited by O Society April 17, 2019 On 19 April 1980, more than 50,000 Parisians marched through the streets to mourn the loss of one of their own. Was it for a famous … Continue reading The Way Americans Worship Sports Heroes Versus the Way We Treat Intellectuals Speaks Volumes About US

Climate Crisis and Conflict Cause Immigration Crowd Surge (Conservative Moral Hierarchy 15)

by O Society April 13, 2019 One of our readers pointed out Steve Bannon - political strategist for Donald Trump and Robert Mercer, major player in the Cambridge Analytica and Breitbart stories - is currently going toe-to-toe with the Pope. Bannon is a self-described Catholic, so what's up with that? Shouldn't he bow his head … Continue reading Climate Crisis and Conflict Cause Immigration Crowd Surge (Conservative Moral Hierarchy 15)