Big deal. Slow moving disaster. We can see it coming, like a slow moving avalanche, but we don’t appear to have the capacity to respond to slow moving disaster. McKibben has some thoughts on the situation:
A couple of items on things oceanic came to my attention this week. NYT had a story on collapse of the cod fishery: The Shocking News About Cod The ideal fish for human consumption would mature quickly and reproduce in staggering numbers. This does not describe the Atlantic cod. Cod mature late — at 4 […]
Austin's Picks: Autonomy Alliance
“It’s a scary time to be involved with radical class struggle. But was it ever any other way?” Austin Kelly suggests you scan this one from LibCom.org: An interview conducted with two members of St Louis libertarian group, Autonomy Alliance. While in St. Louis, I was lucky enough to stay with […]
On Holding Down The Conversational Fort, Or, Jobs, Republicans, And Hooey
As the next Congressional fight over payroll tax extensions and unemployment benefits and pipelines gets set up in the next few weeks for either its final chapter or to be kicked down the road a bit farther, one or the other, you’re going to hear a lot from our Republican friends about how much they […]
Come to Olympia if the Economy has Put You on the Street
What better place than Olympia to gather if the Washington State economy has put you on the street? Come to Olympia to assemble and petition for redress of grievance. Come and sit on the streets of Olympia as a demonstration and act of free speech. Come to Olympia and greet the legislators and the policy […]
On Doing Better Than 50%, Part Two, Or, Is “Made in USA” A Jobs Program?
When last we met, it was to discuss a Big Idea that the Obama Administration might apply to get some job creation going, despite a difficult Congress; the Big Idea was to look at the “Buy American” provisions that exist in our laws, regulations, and Executive Orders and see if we could practice a bit […]
On Doing Better Than 50%, Or, Could More “Made In USA” Mean More Jobs?
We gotta grow some jobs, and that’s a fact, and we probably aren’t going to be able to do it with big ol’ jobs programs funded by the Federal Government, what with today’s politics and all, and that means if this Administration wants to stay in the jobs game they’re going to have to find […]