History is often a useful arbitrator of what's possible; for the many who imagine that debt forgiveness simply is not possible, it's worth remembering what happened sixty-one ago: In 1953 in London an agreement was reached to cancel half of Germany's post-WWII debt.
After decades of single bottom-line decisions made in board rooms thousands of miles away from the people who are impacted by them, a grassroots upwelling of local businesses has taken matters into their own hands.
We can end war, repair our broken government, create thriving communities, revamp our food system, and replace propaganda and distraction with understanding. The real challenge is for we, the people, to rise up and create the change we wish to see.
People value the notion of national energy independence highly, but they are even more excited and supportive about what we now call small "i" independence. The kind of independence that can come from electricity produced locally from solar and wind.
Judy Wicks movingly describes her pathway to success as a businesswoman through collaboration, not competition, through responding immediately to cries of need once understood and by clarifying over and again her mission to serve.
When communities spend scarce funds attracting jobs that don't exist, everyone loses. The taxpayer, schools, local and private sector employers are out millions of dollars and have nothing to show for it. Are there any alternatives?
The FCC has on the table a policy that would resurrect broad censorship rules -- very similar to those that were revoked in 1987 because of their chilling effect on free speech and the television press.