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economa / desigualdad

For Good health, It Pays to Be Rich and Important

Authors:

Goode, Erica

Publication Date:

June 1, 1999

Abstract:

Describes "an explosion of research" revealing that inequalities of wealth, power and status harm public health, "more powerful than genetics, exposure to carcinogens, even smoking."...

Lights, Camera, Democracy!

Authors:

Lapham, Lewis H.

Publication Date:

August 15, 1996

Abstract:

Lewis Lapham, editor of Harper's magazine describes the U.S.'s two governments, the permanent government (which is not elected) which makes all important decisions for the country, and the provisional (elected) govermment which is in charge of democratic pageantry....

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Lights, Camera, Democracy!, (HTM, 21 KB)

Not So Black and White: Environmental Justice and Cumulative Impact Assessments

Publication Date:

November 1, 2004

Abstract:

Describes a method for determining multiple exposures to toxicants in communities, and relating them to socio-economic factors such as race and income....

The New Political Compass

Authors:

Ray, Paul H.

Publication Date:

April 15, 2002

Abstract:

An analysis of the shifting U.S. political landscape by Paul H. Ray, who wrote the book, The Cultural Creatives....

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The New Political Compass, (PDF, 166 KB)

Decolonizing the Revolutionary Imagination...

Publication Date:

June 15, 2004

Abstract:

Patrick Reinsborough's essay "Decolonizing The Revolutionary Imagination: Values Crisis, the politics of Reality, and Why There's Going to Be a Common-Sense Revolution in This Generation," originally published in David Solnit (editor), Globalize Liberation (San Francisco: City Lights Book, 2004), pg...

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Decolonizing the Revolutionary Imagination..., (DOC, 168 KB)

Two Economies

Authors:

Berry, Wendell

Publication Date:

June 15, 2002

Abstract:

Important essay by Wendell Berry describing the industrial economy against the larger economy, "The Kingdom of God." First appeared in Berry's book, The Art of the Common Place (2002)....

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Two Economies, (HTM, 43 KB)

When Growth Stops, What Then? Capitalism as a Crossroad.

Authors:

Montague, Peter

Publication Date:

December 1, 2004

Abstract:

A paper presented at Ramapo College, Mahwah, N.J., Dec. 1, 2004. Discusses the impossibility of capitalism's central requirement -- endless economic growth on a finite planet -- and discusses "economic democracy" as an alternative way of organizing production....

The Reading File

Authors:

Anonymous,

Publication Date:

November 21, 2004

Abstract:

Anonymous article that contains an attack on the precautionary principle, based on an article by Daniel Ben-Ami (also contained in this library) titled "The Dismal Quackery of Eco-Economics."...

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The Reading File, (TXT, 5 KB)

The Dismal Quackery of Eco-Economics

Authors:

Ben-Ami, Daniel

Publication Date:

October 22, 2004

Abstract:

Attacks one basic premise of ecological economics: that the earth is finite and that therefore growth of material throughput must be held within certain limits....

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The Dismal Quackery of Eco-Economics, (TXT, 32 KB)

Neighborhood Knowledge

Publication Date:

January 15, 2002

Abstract:

Describes the development and use of "environmental indicators" as a way for residents of Oakland to measure how their community is doing, year by year....

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Neighborhood Knowledge, (PDF, 1476 KB)
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