Is Eating Local the Best Choice?

Those who say eating local is not always the best choice for the planet are forgetting one very important part of the equation: community. Some 30 years ago NASA came up with another BIG idea. Assemble vast solar electric arrays in space and beam the energy to earth. The environmental community did not dismiss NASA’s […]

American Economy: R.I.P.

Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page and Contributing Editor of National Review. He is coauthor of The Tyranny of Good Intentions. A lifelong Republican.  By Paul Craig Roberts 09/10/07 “ICH’ — — The US economy continues its […]

Key pledges to improve funding for private-sector care of the elderly

The National Party says funding for care of the elderly is inadequate, and it proposes regular increases in payments and more partnerships with the private sector. National leader John Key outlined proposals in a speech to the Health Care Providers Conference in Rotorua yesterday. He said New Zealand’s ageing population meant the private sector would […]

Globalisation: Free Trade Needs Rules, Not the World Bank

Posted by Bill Bonner on Sep 3rd, 2007 We’ve talked quite a bit about ‘fat tails’ in these pages…about events that lie so far outside the normal course of events that we tend to push them equally far away in our consciousness, events that are so devastating that when they do occur they cancel out […]

Who Will Rule?

by Michael Marx and Marjorie Kelly Citizen movements are proving that we can take on corporate power, and together build a future that works for all life. Illustration by Don Baker for YES! Magazine. Corporate power lies behind nearly every major problem we face—from stagnant wages and unaffordable health care to overconsumption and global warming. […]

Kevin Rudd and the ALP extend big lead over Coalition

September 04, 2007 02:00am Drunken night in strip club not a problem Poll support for Coalition ‘unlikely to recover’ About a dozen ministers ‘would lose their seats’ LABOR and Kevin Rudd have jumped to an overwhelming lead over the Coalition and John Howard after flagging plans to take over public hospitals and revamp industrial relations. […]

Indian shopkeepers force new supermarkets to close

By Andrew Buncombe Published: 27 August 2007   The authorities in India’s most populous state have ordered the closure of more than a dozen new supermarkets after demonstrations by activists who claim the stores will destroy the livelihoods of traditional farmers and shopkeepers. In a rare blow against the interests of big business in India, the […]