Kill the economy

by John Duffy I want to start this with the written equivalent of a sigh. Not even a sigh, but a deep expulsion of exhaustion from the very core of my being. Usually I try to write with flowery prose, attempting to adorn logic and rationale with a tinge of poetry. Not today. My feeling …

Presenting in Amherst

Tonight’s event on the University of Massachusetts campus was livestreamed and is embedded below. Viewers are subjected to a short advertisement. Video streaming by Ustream _____________ My presentation was subject to simultaneous interpretation by two American Sign Language interpreters. One wrote about it here. _____________ My presentation from earlier this week was featured in a …

Speaking in Louisville, and a Couple Essays

I delivered a keynote address for the Bluegrass Bioneers on Friday, 2 November 2012. With thanks to Ben Evans for the video and also to Justin Mog and Amanda Fuller for hosting my stay in Louisville, the video is embedded below. I speak for about 30 minutes, and it’s extensive Q&A after that. The presentation …

The Third Industrial Revolution

As Derrick Jensen points out, this “culture as a whole and most of its members are insane.” I continue to be surprised at the number of people who believe in infinite growth on a finite planet. I continue to be amazed at the number of people who believe a politician cares about them, and that …

Justice, American style

by Sherry Ackerman I was summoned to jury selection a few days ago. Now, you have to realize that this is about the fifth time in a year that I’ve been called to come in. I live in Siskiyou County, California — which has a human population density of 7.2 people per square mile. It’s …