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Crises

Embrace the Breakdown: A Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Preston Smiles | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Preston Smiles

Life doesn't just "happen." Whether you know it or not, it is carefully designed by you. Choose wisely. We can understand what is emerging in us on an individual and societal level more clearly, simply by taking a closer look at our thoughts, language and actions.

A Crisis of Meaning

Christine Eilvig | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

A crisis of meaning can last a few minutes, and they can fill a whole lifetime. The length is based on our awareness and whether or not we have the right tools and the courage to go gently through our crises.

Deadly Assumptions: When the World Is Shattered

Ian I. Mitroff | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Ian I. Mitroff

The basic assumptions that all of us depend on and use daily to make sense of the world are in far too many cases completely shattered.

The Age of Hyperbolic Leadership

Terry Newell | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Terry Newell

Even where hyperbolic leadership "works" in the short run, to produce a political decision ("victory"), the long run price is steep.

Why Do Obvious Reforms Never Happen? The Political Economy of Things

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 04.26.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Why is it that obvious reforms don't get done? Because behind every status-quo, there is a complex cobweb of vested interests of people, institutions, and corporations -- "actors" -- who would be hurt by change, so they stop it.

Our Social Crises -- From Breakdown to Breakthrough

Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D. | Posted 10.11.2011 | World
Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D.

Leading sociologists have shown that societies are far more likely to break down when they're overloaded by converging stresses; for example, rapid population growth, resources depletion, and economic decline.

Addressing the Convergence of Crises

Tri Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tri Robinson

When you look at the scope of the world's problems today, the environmental crisis is not one that can be addressed singularly. It is the linchpin of so many different crises.

The Four Not-Good-for-Anyone Effects of Worry

Margaret Ruth | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Ruth

Worry is one of the worst possible energies with which to shower someone. If more of us understood what we were doing with our nervous apprehensions, we would cut back on this practice immediately

The American Way of War

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Real News

The American Way of War is Eugene Jarecki's latest book. Jarecki is an award-winning dramatic and documentary filmmaker whose previous film Why We Fig...