A Just Transition to a Fair and Sustainable Society or Healthy Green Growth?

The main goal of Norwegian economist Per Espen Stoknes’ new book, Tomorrow's Economy: A Guide to Creating Healthy Green Growth, is to offer the concept of healthy green growth as an alternative to simple GDP growth. Stoknes teaches in a business school, and the economic tools he creates around this concept will probably be very … Continue reading A Just Transition to a Fair and Sustainable Society or Healthy Green Growth?

The Left and the Rule of Law

The recent election called on us to fight hard—and in the streets if necessary—to protect the rule of law and our formal processes of electoral democracy. Did I really just say that I wanted to protect the “rule of law”? For the past four years many of us on the left have found ourselves in … Continue reading The Left and the Rule of Law

Nonviolence as a Strategy for Protecting the Election Results

In preparation for the possibility of an electoral emergency, many organizations are mobilizing people all across the country to be ready to protect the election results and ensure that all votes are counted. I hope that everyone who shows up to those protests takes seriously the desires of those organizing them. Different tactics are helpful … Continue reading Nonviolence as a Strategy for Protecting the Election Results

Solidarity Forever: Essential Workers, Public Goods, and How We Are in This Together

One opportunity for positive change opened by the terrible crisis we are in with COVID-19 is that people are beginning to question some fundamental beliefs about how society works. There is a chance we can shatter some of the toxic narratives that justify, and lend support to, the brutal systems of inequality, racism, and environmental … Continue reading Solidarity Forever: Essential Workers, Public Goods, and How We Are in This Together