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11 Reasons to Divest from the Fossil Fuel Industry

A future without oil, coal, and gas companies is being forged by individual, institutional and religious investors

There is a robust debate happening in university halls, around religious congregations, and at individual kitchen tables nationwide. The driving question: Should we divest from the fossil fuel industry?

 

TO DIVEST OR NOT DIVEST?

The Pros and Cons of Fossil Fuel Divestment

Talking Points

MAY 13th FORUM: DIVEST OR NOT DIVEST?

A Radical Departure

Gus Speth Delivers Commencement Address to the U of Mass Boston Class of 2013

You can find a video of Gus Speth’s commencement address and a link to the full text below.

As the graduating class of 2013 commemorated their accomplishments at the University of Massachusetts Boston on May 31, 2013, New Economy Working Group member Gus Speth joined them to deliver their official commencement address.

Behind the Kitchen Door: A Must-Read for Anyone Who Eats at Restaurants

More than half of the nation's worst-paid jobs are related to food. Saru Jayaraman's new book dives into the explosive movement for better rights for those who plant, process, and cook the food we eat.

You are celebrating your birthday at your favorite restaurant and you’ve just ordered a tasty, locally grown organic meal. You savor the food, while feeling good that you are contributing to a better world.  What could be better?

Well, for starters: the conditions of the people serving and busing your table.

Sequestration: Our Military is Due for Downsizing

In fact, sequestration will not "gut" our military. Sequestration will take our military budget back to the level it was in 2007, when we were still fighting two wars.

This strange animal called sequestration is certainly wreaking havoc with our customary ideological boundaries. 

Happy Birthday, Dear Income Tax

Here are five lessons for progressives from our first century of income taxes.

In February 1913, exactly a century ago, the Sixteenth Amendment gave Congress a constitutional green light to levy a federal tax on income. Later that same year, lawmakers made good on that opportunity. An income tax has been part of the federal tax code ever since.

Defense Braces for a Bad Decade

Rather than just sitting on the sidelines, watching in anxiety and frustration as this Washington catfight proceeds, defense-dependent communities and workers should get going on the proverbial Plan B.

The unthinkable has happened.

It's the New Economy, Stupid

While Obama's policies have the short-term potential to improve the lives of many Americans beleaguered by the economic slump, the approach he champions is insufficient to tackle the long-term problems we face.

Most progressives have long embraced a clear alternative to the conservative story that prosperity flows best from a "free market" unfettered by government regulation and taxes.

America the Possible – Manifesto for a New Economy

Another great milestone in the field of the new economy. In this third volume of his award-winning American Crisis series, New Economy Working Group member, Gus Speth makes his boldest and most ambitious contribution to the movement of the new economy.

Moving us closer to the new economy, Speth explains the interconnectedness of the four-fold crisis (political, social, economic, and environmental) in which we now find ourselves.

David Korten's Presentation on Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustaina

David Korten's presentation to 39th Trinity Institute National Theological Conference on Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability

 

 

Click here to download the speech.

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