What does the Supreme Court Decision Mean for...
I think the saga of the Affordable Care Act is really interesting and it illustrates that our founding fathers set up an dynamic system for progress. We had an imperfect law that made it through Congress and was signed by the president that was then upheld by a narrow majority of the Supreme Court based on our evolving views on taxes and the common good. This was the progress that our founding...
The Pain Behind the Globalized Pork Market
As factory farms in the United States gear up for exports to China, Tom Philpott muses: It would be a singular irony if the United States, the most powerful nation on earth, emerged as the place where lax regulations and low wages made it the hog (and chicken and cow) butcher for the world. The ugliness that is factory pork farming is impossible to deny. The market does not care. By leaving...
Farmscape Brings Urban Agriculture to Los Angeles →
Farmscape is bringing farms to the homes and businesses of Los Angeles. Oh, and the company is also trying to run for mayor of the city.
I Was A Warehouse Wage Slave →
motherjones: suzilight: “…They need you to work as fast as possible to push out as much as they can as fast as they can. So they’re gonna give you goals, and then you know what? If you make those goals, they’re gonna increase the goals. But they’ll be yelling at you all the time. It’s like the military. They have to break you down so they can turn you into what they want you to be. So they’re...
World hunger can't be solved with more food →
Tim Regan-Porter: Reflections and a commitment →
timreganporter: How have I not updated this blog since I accepted the position at Mercer? I’ve tweeted prolifically, blogged some thoughts about the new program for PBS MediaShift, given several interviews, and spoken at a couple national conferences. But so much more has happened in the past four…
5 Surprising Ways Animals Are Helping Cities →
Great ideas for using animals in cities!
Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP... →
Dated, yes, but still interesting and relevant.
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those...– Franklin D. Roosevelt via Twitter @ChrisClaytonDTN
From Gangs to Gardens: How Community Agriculture... →
What a great story from YES! Magazine. This is an aspiration of mine for Macon.
To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and...