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Venezuelan Crisis: Resentment, Struggle and a Way Forward

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 02.28.2014 | World
Stephanie Rudat

It is evident that the problems of inflation, scarcity, crime and violence are issues that affect all Venezuelans equally, regardless of their political affiliation or ideologies. Why, then, is the population still divided?

Why Financial Access for the Poor Might Be Even More Important Than You Thought

Tilman Ehrbeck | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Tilman Ehrbeck

There is a growing body of empirical evidence that shows that the appropriate financial services help poor families in the informal economy of developing countries improve their lives.

The Art of Casual Brutality

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 11.13.2013 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

Today, as we binge-watch series on DVD or compulsively stream shows on Netflix, our hunger for content seems only to grow the more we feed it. Which makes the decision to simultaneously showcase five works by a young playwright named Lucy Thurber an idea whose time has come.

First Nighter: Lucy Thurber's Five Hill Town Plays Progress From Must-See to Less-Need-to-See

David Finkle | Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

There's nothing wrong in presenting a cycle about a character progressing from damaging childhood to escape from psychological entrapment adulthood. Indeed, it's a great idea. But the over-and-again Hill Town Plays are clearly not the way to do it.

Theater: Village -- A Lucy Thurber Extravaganza

Cara Joy David | Posted 11.03.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Three of your shows happening off-Broadway in one season. Well, right now, Lucy Thurber has five of her shows playing simultaneously at five different West Village theaters. Pretty cool, right?

Sequestration, Scarcity and America's Values

Mark Moore | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
Mark Moore

We have long been reminded of scarcity of oil, and more recently scarcity of water has been at the forefront of our minds. Perhaps the scariest of all scarcity issues is food, where Malthusian projections of calamity have long loomed with concerns of an overpopulated planet.

Pretending/Pretense

Tony Smith | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business
Tony Smith

"Psssst. Suzie, come here!" "Where are you?" "Over here. Behind the big maple." "What's up?" "Let's play... Hide 'n' Seek. I'll count, you hide. Ready...

The Abundance Paradox

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

The key to thriving in this land of abundance is to recognize the paradox and relearn to use your natural cues of hunger and satiety to guide you. I like to introduce people to mindful eating by teaching them to ask the question "Am I hungry?" before starting (or continuing) to eat.

For Love or Money

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.28.2012 | Home
Robert Koehler

Economics is a cruel game. The stakes are life and death. The driving theory is simplistic, mechanical, with a cauldron of emotion and judgment bubbling just below the surface.

Mercy! Can't They Get Anything Right?

Warren Mosler | Posted 09.18.2011 | Business
Warren Mosler

Even with sky-high unemployment, we can easily afford to both suspend FICA and truly strengthen Social Security and Medicare by increasing the minimum benefits and closing the donut holes.

Meatless Monday: Dealing With Abundant Scarcity

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.28.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

With all the hype about greening your life, one of the most basic things you can do happens to be the most important -- going for a more plant-based diet.

The Revolution...Sorry, Transformation Starts Now!

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven G. Brant

I predict the naked power grab by the Republican party in Wisconsin will go down in history as the second "shot heard 'round the world" which began the second American Revolution. Except it won't be a revolution. It will be a transformation.

Choke Point: China -- Escalating Confrontation Between Water Scarcity and Energy Demand Has Global Implications

J. Carl Ganter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
J. Carl Ganter

Water scarcity, rapid economic growth, and soaring energy demand are forming a tightening noose that could choke off China's modernization.

REVIEW: Buckminster Fuller's 1928 Ideas & Integrities

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert David Steele

6 Star and Beyond-the Essence of Fuller, the Future of Humanity I did not truly begin to understand the breadth and depth of Buckminster Fuller's thi...

Scarcity: The Fountain of Innovation

Gregory Unruh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gregory Unruh

Monday morning Tianjin, China and it's the first session of the World Economic Forum's "Summer Davos 2010" event. Ironically, after a filling breakfas...

Life Is Not a Zero-Sum Game

Anat Shenker-Osorio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anat Shenker-Osorio

The belief that we are all competing with each other for scarce resources, that life is by nature a zero-sum game, ignores critical truths that rightly deserve the designation of "natural law."

Global Warming Deniers, You Will Be Denied

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

Insurance companies, which are based on the so-called 'invisible hand,' have seen the writing on the wall and are no longer in the business of insuring new homes on the Outer Banks in NC.

Moon River: What Water in the Heavens Means for Life on Earth

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Randall Amster

We ought to consider how NASA's discovery of water on the moon could alter the fabric of life on earth. The implications of this find -- including the possible near-term development of a viable lunar colony -- are staggering.

Celebrating Capitalism's Death? Not so Fast...

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steven G. Brant

Just because you stop something old that is bad, doesn't mean you will automatically start something new that's good.