Economy


Containerization and the Creation of the Modern World

By Alexander Klose

When the contents of a grounded container ship wash ashore in Cornwall, a discussion ensues about the effect of containerization on modern life.


Growth Versus Equality

By Charles Wolf Jr., from The Weekly Standard

There’s a difficult trade-off between equality and the growth that comes from successful innovation, but one doesn’t have to overwhelm the other.


Artificial Scarcity

By Charles Eisenstein, from Resurgence & Ecologist

Without any real sacrifice, we could live in a world of abundance.


The Renewable Revolution

By Michael T. Klare

Four reasons why the transition from fossil fuels to a green energy era is gaining traction.


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Big Oil's Broken Business Model

By Michael T. Klare

The real story behind the oil price collapse


Restoring Communities: Revisiting the Concept of Land Ownership

by Martin Adams

Current models of land ownership have widespread implications for the ecological and economic health of communities. The concept of leasehold ownership is a promising adjustment to property rights philosophy, aiming to keep wealth and prosperity from leaving the communities in which they originate.


Utne Reader Bookshelf: Economy

A selection of books that pique our interest.


Black November

By Soli Salgado

The Daily Show expands on the seasonal tradition of mega-sales, now forcing retail workers to sacrifice their Thanksgiving.



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