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John Fullerton

Progress at COP Encouraging, But Misses Pope Francis as Modernity's Galileo

John Fullerton | Posted 12.17.2015 | Religion
John Fullerton

Today it is the Pope himself being challenged as a heretic of sorts. He is a heretic to those who subscribe to the conventional, reductionist belief system that sees science as separate from spirituality, and religion as separate from politics and economics.

Trump and Amazon: Are We Losing With All Our Winning?

John Fullerton | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
John Fullerton

The crescendo of complex, interconnected social, political, economic, financial, and ecological crises now upon us may be the direct result of our hyper-competitive, "winners and losers" driven narrative.

Trading Away Our Sovereignty

John Fullerton | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
John Fullerton

"Free Trade" was in the news this Memorial Day weekend. President Obama is pushing hard for "fast track" approval of his Trans-Pacific Partnership ("TPP") Agreement, calling for a simple up or down vote without the possibility of amendments or floor debate.

John Lennon Said It Best: 'Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed'

John Fullerton | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business
John Fullerton

I was floored by this Saturday's New York Times article, "Seeing a Supersize Yacht as a Job Engine, Not a Self-Indulgence." I was amazed not only by how the subject of the article, Mr. Jones, rationalized his extraordinary consumption habits, but also by the mere fact that the article was published.

Transcending the Tension Between Climate Change and Inequality

John Fullerton | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green
John Fullerton

The tension can be simplified into a question: Is inequality more important or is climate change more important?

Harvard and Brown Fail Moral Leadership Exam

John Fullerton | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
John Fullerton

At a time when institutions of business and government continue to fail society, two of our leading academic institutions missed the opportunity to provide essential moral leadership on the most pressing challenge ever faced in the history of human civilization.

Why I Marched Against the XL Pipeline

John Fullerton | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
John Fullerton

My daughter and I joined an estimated 50,000 demonstrators in Washington D.C. marching against the XL Pipeline that would connect the Canadian Tar Sands to American refineries. After a half century on this planet, I took to the streets. Here's why.

Of Guns, Whales, Freedom, and Justice

John Fullerton | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business
John Fullerton

Like the disaster of 9-11, Newtown points to a larger and more profound societal instability that defines our transitional era.