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48 Synthesis/Regeneration       Winter 2008


Surviving Climate Change

St. Louis Roundtable Charts a Sustainable and Just Future
Phil Ardery reviews the event which formed the basis for this issue.

From Extractive to Renewable Agriculture
Wes Jackson points out that there is no technological substitute for soil.

Shrinking the Agricultural Economy Will Pay Big Dividends
Stan Cox believes that landscapes must be returned to perennial vegetation.

It’s Time for a Deep Green Vision
Kim Scipes advocates that every person be able to live comfortably in societies that are sustainable.

Reducing Energy Use in Hospitals
Abbe Sudvarg asks why three half filled hospitals are in a five-mile radius.

Getting to Know the Other Species
Jenny McBride worries about anti-prairie sentiment.

Military Spending Is Bad for the Economy
Mary Ann McGivern recognizes that military products do not create wealth.

Seize the Moment
Jeff Howard and Kent Hurst nudge the dialogue beyond technocratic issues.

A Sledgehammer of a Word
Lori Reed feels most Whites do not recognize their attachment to White supremacy culture.

Taking Stock of the 2008 St. Louis Roundtable
Jane Anne Morris rarely heard comments on governmental policy.

Less Energy

Renewable Energy Cannot Sustain a Consumer Society
Ted Trainer sees environmentalists as oblivious to contradictions built into their thinking.

Thinking with Our Feet
Chris Bradshaw explains that what you access most must be the closest.

Down With the Sickness
Sam Urquhart reviews Stan Cox’s Sick Planet, which charges that companies have been hyping non-existent maladies.


Airborne Poisons: EPA Turns an Ear to the Lead Industry
Don Fitz describes industry efforts to do away with health standards.

The Political Economics of Greenwashing
Stan Cox explores the religion of the free market.

Beyond Progressive Malpractice
Ronnie Cummins documents that prescription drugs are the fourth leading cause of death in the US.

Thinking Economically

Meat, “Free Trade,” and Democracy
Jane Anne Morris observes how the Supreme Court rationalized a domestic “free trade” zone.

The Depression: A Long-Term View
Immanuel Wallerstein asserts that the choice of a new system is the major struggle of our time.

Thinking Politically

The End of the World as You Know It
Michael T. Klare warns of intense competition between older and newer economic powers.

Remembering Peter Camejo
Ralph Nader knew a champion for civil rights and social justice.

Was Justice Done in the Trial of Saddam Hussein?
John Quigley’s review of Adbul-Haq Al-Ani’s book suggests that he who had all the secrets had to be killed.

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