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Who Owns the Sky? by Peter Barnes

Who Owns the Sky?: Our Common Assets And The Future Of Capitalism by Peter Barnes My rating: 4 of 5 stars A short, vigorous, and persuasive argument for saving Earth from global warming by converting the atmosphere into a legally … Continue reading

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what I’m up to: reading The Republic again

How time slips away. When I launched this website 2 years ago, I intended to post often; indeed I intended it to be a kind of online record of the thoughts that right now I still keep mostly in word-processing … Continue reading

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The Politics of the Earth by John S. Dryzek

The Politics of the Earth: Environmental Discourses by John Dryzek My rating: 4 of 5 stars This well-organized book, in cataloguing the different ways in which people think about the environment, shows why so many environmentalists talk at cross-purposes. I … Continue reading

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Capitalism 3.0 by Peter Barnes

Capitalism 3.0: A Guide to Reclaiming the Commons by Peter Barnes My rating: 4 of 5 stars You don’t need to accept all of the author’s left-wing enthusiasms in order to embrace his central idea, which may very well be … Continue reading

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The Commonwealth of Life by Peter G. Brown

The Commonwealth of Life: Economics for a Flourishing Earth by Peter G. Brown My rating: 4 of 5 stars An inspiring vision is presented in a technical and academic work that contains some possibly troubling implications. In January 2008 I … Continue reading

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The World Without Us by Alan Weisman

The World Without Us by Alan Weisman My rating: 3 of 5 stars This vivid, well-written book leaves one hungry for more of its title topic. I seem to recall first seeing this book advertised and perhaps recommended in Scientific … Continue reading

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the Commonwealth of Life

Over today’s lunch of cold leftover pizza (vegetarian, hold the pineapple, but argh the pineapple came anyway) I browsed through the fall 2012 issue of Finding Solutions, the newsletter of the David Suzuki Foundation. Dr. Suzuki himself always writes a … Continue reading

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Paul buys a book

Certain recurring questions crop up in my mind and my life. When a question arises, I tend to spend some effort trying to investigate it, and do this until the next question arises, at which time my attention turns to … Continue reading

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