Tag: inequality

Can We Work Less and Save the Planet, Too?

Our current model of productivity and capitalism—and profit and segregation—isn’t the only way. It is possible to create something else, but mental space is needed to dream up new possibilities.

The Failures of Modern Economic Theories

Why have modern economic theories been so out of touch with the real world? The answer lies in their basic assumptions about human nature—that we humans mainly exist to produce and consume. This article explains the history of this economic vision and why it has failed.

We can’t have billionaires and stop climate change

Ecological breakdown isn’t being caused by everyone equally. The richest 1% emit 100 times more than the poorest half of humanity. If we are going to survive the 21st century, we need to distribute income and wealth more fairly.