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Winning the Trifecta

We mustsolve our problems together... health, wealth and environment.

Re-opening won't fix our economy

It is now too fragile, brittle, bankrupt, corrupt and hopelessly perverse.

When Giants Fall

Walmart will not survive what’s killing other retail businesses generally.

Dance Macabre

Many services no longer have customers who can afford their offerings.

"Planet of the Humans" critique

It shows the need to turn away from our techno-story and its delusions.

Not a Cause but a Trigger

COVID-19 pandemic may cause civilization to collapse for good reasons.

A Way Down

A solution to global warming, loss of biosphere and over-population.

Flight Path

The “wealth” of the “1-percenters” was loaded onto a defective Boeing 737.

End of Growth Nears

Pandemic response requires a Post-Growth economic thinking and action.

Weird Days

A list of some of the odd experiences of disasters in my lifetime.

Covid-19: Best Case Scenario

The aftermath of the pandemic and monetary collapse as a time of rebirth.

The End of Neoliberal Era

However big we’re thinking about this pandemic, we can think bigger.

The Perfect Storm

Debt, resource depletion and pandemic disease is the trifecta of the future. 

World after the Covid-19 Pandemic

Here are the thoughts of several global thinkers how things will change. 

The Great Pause

We can never fully go back, but something like normalcy could return. 

Things Have Changed

Something old is limping offstage, and something new is stepping on.

Going Down with Books

 It's clearer how the complex and poisonous system we are riding will fail.

Brace for Impact

If we accept what is known about this virus it means we get prepared now.

Whither do we go?

What will you do if you can't be where you are doing what you do now. 

Anticipating Collapse

Collapse can’t happen soon enough, as far as I’m concerned.

A Crooked House

Three Tiny Homes in a 8' wide 4D cube inspired by Robert Heinle story.

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Kauai is often called the "Garden Island". It is lush and fruitful - yet threatened. If this island cannot be self-sustaining there is little hope for the rest of this world.

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