Profit Pathology and Disposable Planet

Some years ago in New England, a group of environmentalists asked a corporate executive how his company (a paper mill) could justify dumping its raw industrial effluent into a nearby river.  The river—which had taken Mother Nature centuries to create--was used for drinking water, fishing, boating, and swimming.  In just...

High-speed Rail Coming to America

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Vice-President Joe Biden just announced a commitment by the Obama administration of $53 billion to high speed rail.

Financial Journalism and The Girl with the Dragoon Tattoo

Original source: Black Commentator

The Fightback Fire is Being Lit Down Below

This article is not so much about the economy as it is about the jobs fight.

Impact of Green Economy Investments in the Recovery Act

I did a spit take yesterday when I heard MSNBC commentator Mika Brzezinski tell another TV personality that to reduce the federal deficit we all "need to live within our means." I wasn't surprised by the remark so much as angered that yet another wealthy media pundit was lecturing us about being economical.

Podcast: Who's Afraid of Socialism, an Interview with John Nichols

On this episode we play a special interview with author John Nichols.

From Local to Global: Politics and the Balance of Forces

Editor's note: The following is a slightly excerpted/edited version of a report delivered at the 12th international meeting of communist and workers parties in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dec. 3-5, 2010.

One Million Electric Cars?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: In his recent State of the Union Address, President Obama called for a million electric vehicles on American roads by 2015.

The Reagan Era Brought Us Depression, War, and Mass Murder in the Global South

Original source: Diary of a Heartland Radical

General Electric and the New Industrial Policy

The addition of General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt to the third top Obama Administration position on economic policy tells an important tale about both this political moment, but more importantly, about the struggle within ruling economic and policy elites over the fundamental structural changes that recovery from the great financial crisis requires.

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