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Baby boomers are the largest percentage of business owners, and they’re headed toward retirement. Worker cooperatives could keep the jobs they’ve created from disappearing.
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At the COP21 climate talks in Paris in December, the international community agreed to limit global warming to 2 degrees. They then added an extra target of “pursuing efforts to limit the temperatu…
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Extend your WordPress website with access to weather data from Forecast.io with this helper class.
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Proof of corporate media in a single paragraph:

"When Sanders officially announced in April that he would be challenging Clinton in the Democratic primary, he was quickly dismissed as a fringe candidate. As detailed by the Columbia Journalism Review, his announcement got 18 seconds on ABC Evening News (five of those seconds devoted to a welcome-to-the-race tweet from Clinton), a single sentence on CBS Evening News, and a 700-word story on page A21 of The New York Times. By contrast, the announcement of fellow senator Ted Cruz — apparently far less of a "fringe" figure than Sanders, despite his open sympathizing with conspiracy theorists who are convinced President Obama is staging military exercises in Texas as part of a plot to impose martial law on the state — ran on the front page of the Times, above the fold, at more than double the length of the Sanders story."
Bernie Sanders is the hottest presidential candidate right now, and the unlikeliest — a grouchy socialist from Vermont who has built his message around biting the hand that feeds the political system
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A new high-performance 'aluminum-ion' battery could be the technical breakthrough needed to boost the renewable energy takeover. It's safe, uses abundant low-cost materials, recharges in one minute and withstands many thousands of recharge cycles.
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The folks at Yes! Magazine are wonderful, this is a great position. Forward on to those you might be interested!
 
YES! Magazine has a rare opening for a new leader to help us deepen the impact of our work, reach new audiences, increase revenue, and evolve our nonprofit business model. If you are a person who cares about the world, is eager to contribute to transformational change, and ready to lead a talented, ambitious media organization, this is a great opportunity for you.
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The citizen’s income is an idea on the ascendant at the moment. It’s been languishing forgotten for a couple of decades, but seems to be capturing the imagination again. There are campaigns and dis…
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I agree that there is more beyond those three, they just happen to be the big ticket items that we're missing in the US right now. Covering those three has the largest impact on giving people the capability of flourishing (the ability to pursue happiness). +paul beard, I like "Prosperity Dividend."

The key in a lot of these decisions is understanding that profit motive doesn't work well when applied to everything. Some things are better off being not-for-profit, and/or publicly controlled. Healthcare and education suffer under for-profit schemes. Infrastructure is a common resource and should be publicly funded and have public oversight. Anything that becomes relied upon for basic well being, or even, arguably, ubiquitous enough to be placed in "the commons," should probably be socialized to some extent. I'd even make the argument that banks should be not-for-profit, but could remain private companies (and certainly decoupled from financial speculation and investment firms). Health insurance is an inherently immoral industry, and universal healthcare should replace it.

There is a lot of middle-ground that can be taken up by co-ops, not-for-profits, and publicly run structures. Ultimately, "for-profit" is currently painted onto everything and that is destructive to the greater well-being (healthcare, education, environment, etc). 
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"The arrow of complexity is difficult to turn around, given that entropy is the law of the universe." 
Is our system of government going to go the way of Humpty Dumpty?
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Everyone’s a little queer - thoughts on #equality, #dogma and an old open-mic #poetry from college
I had a profound sense of relief and pride wash over me upon hearing the supreme court’s decision. Not too soon after that I was active in a couple of “discussions” on Facebook around gay marriage. I’ll admit, these types of conversations are typically pointless (you’re not going to change my mind and I don’t think …
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Cell phones vs bananas, guess which is more likely to give you cancer
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This graphic [courtesy of Ready For Warren] should be an eye opener for many who do not understand the effects gerrymandering has on the political process. It explains how the Republicans were able to gain more seats despite losing the popular vote to Democrats in the last election. 
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I am a web developer, writer, activist, engineer, part-time cyclist and avid mead-maker. I promote sustainability, free-thought, social justice and science related news, posts, ideas, et cetera. See the services I offer here.

I am a co-founder of the Post Growth Institute, a global network working to inspire and create a global prosperity without economic growth. 

I started blogging with Steady State Revolution, a project devoted to exploring and promoting a sustainable world through a steady state economy.

In any other free time I read, cycle, make mead, indulge in craft beer snobbery and garden. I live in Bellingham in the great state of Washington, USA with my wife and two sons.
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    Civil Engineering, 2003 - 2007
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The US disease has arrived in Britain: representatives waging an all-out war against science. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 1

Easily the best coffee in the city. Great family vibe, free wifi and open community environment. They have good breakfast and lunch options (sandwiches, breakfast burritos, soup, et cetera) and gluten free options. There's also a little area with toys and books for the kids.
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