It’s Time to Reduce Economic Dependence on Pentagon Spending
Defense-dependent communities need to start diversifying their economies now, before shifts in Pentagon spending leave them with few viable alternatives.
Funding our wars
A Letter to the Editor in the Washington Post
Making Windmills out of Warplanes
The federal government needs to cut military spending to free up the money needed to meet the climate challenge.
COMBAT VS. CLIMATE: The Military and Climate Security Budgets Compared
A new report connects U.S. military engagement and the threat of climate change.
Rare Progressive Victory Will Help Build a Peace Economy
We may have the best chance since the end of the Cold War to achieve a less militarized economy.
What Piketty Forgot
The crisis of capitalism isn’t just about the gap between rich and poor. It’s about the gap between what’s demanded by our planet and what’s demanded by our economy.
Don’t Cut Programs that Help Communities Adjust to Pentagon Spending Reductions
Spring budget season is almost over, and the House and Senate have once again placed parochial politics above budget discipline in their consideration of the Pentagon budget.
Food, Livelihoods, and Bridging Race and Class Divides
If we are to have an economy that works for everyone in harmony with the planet, then everyone has a part to play in the transition.
Spending is Not Growth: The Case Against GDP
It is easy to fall under the misconception that GDP is a reliable indicator of economic growth or of a country’s well-being.
Behind the Kitchen Door: A Must-Read for Anyone Who Eats at Restaurants
More than half of the nation’s worst-paid jobs are related to food. Saru Jayaraman’s new book dives into the explosive movement for better rights for those who plant, process, and cook the food we eat.