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For us, the desire to examine our consumer society emerges from an ethical, and in some cases religious, perspective that holds that we are not the owners of this world, simply the trustees. We have a moral and ethical obligation to do everything we can to ensure the best chance as health and happiness for future generations.

Ethics

Laudato Si and Consumption

This blog has struggled to find plausible solutions to the planet’s core problem of “Too many people consuming too much.” Our journeys into politics, …

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Pope Francis and David Brooks

Our blog’s equation, “Too many people consuming too much equals environmental degradation,” has two causal parts: people and their consumption. Pope Francis’ 200-page encyclical, …

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Scarcity and Violence

Scarcity and Violence

Reports of New Yorkers’ fistfights at gasoline pumps after Hurricane Sandy, and of their irritability about unreliable supplies of electricity, water, food and …

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Inscrutable Sandy

Inscrutable Sandy

Today’s Dallas Morning News published an AP story it headlined “Scientists wonder whether global warming played role” in “East Coast Superstorm” Sandy. The News’s headline …

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