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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.

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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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The “Nanny State” and Obesity

The “Nanny State” and Obesity

 
“Nanny state” is a pejorative term used by conservatives in attacking government actions judged to be overprotective of fellow citizens, unjustifiably authoritarian, and which interfere …

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Owning Less Stuff

Owning Less Stuff

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Will economic innovations like “peer-to-peer renting” and “

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