One of my Secrets of Adulthood is "What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while." But it's easy to kid myself about what I do every day, and what I do once in a while.
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The enemies remain the car, the superhighway, the notion of endless oil and the willingness to grit teeth and accept the constraints of what passes for life in metrosprawl.
We need a vision that will excite businesses and alert them to where investments can be fruitfully made. A vision that exudes confidence about the future.
Chris Hedges is the author of War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning and American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War On America. Recently Hedges...
We presently allow our public rights of way to be filled with private automobiles. This pattern is being emulated globally. Public rights of way should belong to the public.
It is no longer heresy to suggest that by continuing our automobile economy we are throwing money, architecture, design and ecology down a black hole.
The best way to understand the current economic crisis is to see that it is not economic. It is political, but even that designation is inadequate.
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