The Nature of Things
Not that long ago most of us on planet Earth lived on the land, that is to say with nature. Today there are many more billions of us and we...
Masters of Mankind
Adam Smith is routinely trotted out by pundits to justify the current economic system. Yet the Smith that is represented bares little resemblance to reality. If he were around today...
Gimme Shelter: The Housing Crisis
Anatole France, Nobel Prize winner wrote, “The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and...
2 CDs Lecture.
A Call to Action
“In times of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act,” said Orwell. There are a lot of truth tellers in these times: Bill McKibben, David Suzuki, Sandra Steingraber,...
Imperial Dangers: Then & Now
2 CDs Lecture.
From Black Power to the New Jim Crow
The gains achieved by the Civil Rights movement are fond memories and are celebrated by holidays, memorials and pious speeches. Today, the U.S. has its first black president but while...
Human Intelligence & the Environment
As a species we humans are unique because of our intelligence. At the same time we have the capacity to defer, deny and ignore unpleasant realities. To wit: the environmental...
Kicking People When They're Down
The rise in New York’s poverty rate as a result of the ongoing recession has pushed nearly half of the city’s population into the ranks of the poor or near-poor....
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