The Fundraising Outlook for 2013

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As far as taxes go, what will nonprofits face in the new year? Patrick Rooney, Steven MacLaughlin, and Holly Hall, answer questions you may have about your organization’s financial future.  Nonprofits enter the new year facing an unsettled fundraising climate. Donors are concerned about the sluggish economy, potential cuts to federal spending, and changes to the tax code. Will […]

The Case for a 21-Hour Work Week

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To save the world–or really to even just make our personal lives better–we will need to work less. Time, like work, has become commodified, a recent legacy of industrial capitalism, where a controlled, 40-hour week (or more) in factories was necessary. Our behavior is totally out of step with human priorities and the nature of […]

september 2012

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  WEST COAST fearlessMeditation I | Practice of the Body CXC | Center for Transformative Change | Berkeley, CA Friday | September 14, 2012 | 7:00-9:30pm Register   Peace Team Curriculum Workshop | Metta Center Whitefeather Peace House | Portland, OR Friday – Sunday | September 14-16, 2012 More Info: shantisainiks@mettacenter.org   EAST COAST No Back […]

The Poor Are Expendable So Reporters Should Not Talk About Them

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Wisconsin Senator Eric Hovde (R) believes the press should stop focusing on the way people are struggling through the recession and instead focus on more general things like the country’s debt and other problems. Egberto Willies thinks that’s a problem, and here’s why: I came across the story in the Huffington Post titled “Eric Hovde, […]

Mortgaging the Future | Portraits of Underwater America

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Today 11 million Americans own homes that are “underwater,” or worth less than their mortgages. Strangled by the same big banks who caused the housing crisis, many homeowners now find their banks unwilling to negotiate—even when they can pay. Few families will ever be able to pay off their inflated mortgages. Many will default. As […]

Ellen MacArthur Foundation | A Circular Economy

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“There’s a world of opportunity to re-think and re-design the way we make stuff. ‘Re-Thinking Progress’ explores how through a change in perspective we can re-design the way our economy works – designing products that can be ‘made to be made again’ and powering the system with renewable energy. It questions whether with creativity and […]

Milk Not Jails

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To help solve an economic crisis, an organization in Upstate New York proposed a combination of dairy products and ex-cons.  What’s plentiful in upstate New York? Cows and prison inmates, to name a few things. Reformists in the two communities don’t make natural allies, but organizer Lauren Melodia is trying to do just that. “I […]

Rebuilding Our Dreams | America the Possible

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“It’s not too late to build an American Dream that lives up to our highest ideals.” (from “America the Possible: A Manifesto“ by Gus Speth) But in order to save ourselves, our country, and our economy, we’re going to have to make changes from within.  We are at a point of extreme choice; we can either go forward […]

No Public Education, No Democracy!

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Written & Contributed by Simone Harris I teach English at Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa, California. I love my school, my amazing colleagues, and the kids who enter my classroom each year. But I hate what is happening to public education. From the national to the local level, our public schools are under attack, […]

december 2011

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Your Brain on Computers Follow five neuroscientists on a remote river trip to learn how the brain responds to an absence of technology. Representing various backgrounds, the researchers all, unsuprisingly, come to different conclusions. How (and Why) to Stop Multi-tasking Read about how multitasking can lead to decreased productivity, lowering of IQ, and more. Learn […]

Less Work, More Living

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Working fewer hours could save our economy, save our sanity, and help save our planet.  Millions of Americans have lost control over the basic rhythm of their daily lives. They work too much, eat too quickly, socialize too little, drive and sit in traffic for too many hours, don’t get enough sleep, and feel harried […]