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Why did Ida cause so much less damage than Katrina? Because government did its job

Carl Pope

“A version of this article appeared in Salon“

The most significant images from Hurricane Ida’s devastating landfall on the Gulf Coast are the ones we are not seeing: no refugees huddled in the Superdome, no shots of block after block of New Orleans under water, no miles of overtopped and crumbling […]

Climate Change Is Making the U.S. Poorer Than It Realizes

Carl Pope

“A version of this article appeared in Bloomberg”

The trillion-dollar spending package that the Senate has passed along to the House is being described as a once-in-a-generation fix for America’s deteriorating infrastructure. It should be viewed as only the first in a long series of such big investments, because […]

The Global Economy Crumbles

Alan Betts

Image: endalltyranny.wordpress.com

The collapse of the global capitalist economy in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic has valuable lessons for us. Capitalism searches for places, people and resources that can be exploited to maximize profit and minimize costs. Capitalism has no moral guiding principles, it simply demands growth and profits, with […]

Ecological Economic Growth – An Imperative Policy Path

Antarctic sunset. NOAA photo.

By Roy Morrison

The fact that it was warmer in parts of the U.S. and Europe in February 2018 than at the North Pole should get more than our passing attention. It is time to pursue a global agenda for dramatic and healing change an emergency basis. It is […]

New Economy Night slated for Sunday, October 13th in Enosburg

Lower taxes, better maintained roads and bridges, and a new source of revenue for the Vermont State budget will be the focus at the New Economy Night on Sunday, October 13th in Enosburg. The presentations and subsequent discussion will focus on how a Vermont State Bank can make these things possible. The event will take […]

Vermonters for a New Economy

New Economy Week is October 10 through October 20!

This fall, come celebrate the New Economy with people across Vermont and across the country! There are many fun and interesting activities planned, from a New Economy dance at the Old Labor Hall in Barre on October 12th, a discussion of how co-ops democratize […]

To Save Our Planet ? … People Power !

Peter H. Bauer June 5, 2013 ©

To relax for a few moments, a visit to the shore of Lake Champlain was an excellent idea. The setting sun was a gorgeous red/orange. The water was as smooth as glass, reflecting the magnificent sunset. The picturesque Adirondack mountains in New York state were […]