Natural Capitalism Could Save Us From the Sixth Extinction

Natural Capitalism, as Hunter Lovins describes it, is a way of realizing greater value in people and nature than in financial profit, as is currently in play in what she calls “cheater capitalism.” She says that continuing on the course of the mainstream financial system and the degenerative process of …

Does Ending Marijuana Prohibition Have To Be So Difficult?

For three quarters of a century, we have suffered through this fear-based prohibition. Over half of the states in the union have already come to the staggering reality that nature has benefits, and that education, research, healing, and compassion are better than fear-mongering, ignorance, disease management, and greed. It is …

Can Police Be Trained To Not Be Deadly So They Can Protect and Serve Again?

According to The Guardian, law enforcement officers in the United States had killed 566 people in 2016 by July , and killed 1146 in 2015 (KilledByPolice.net counted 604 killings this year and 1208 in 2015). California leads with 74 deaths by police, Texas has had 50, Florida 39, Arizona 22 and …

Can Sarasota Follow Tallahassee In Dealing With Homelessness?

Over the last few years, as I’ve discussed possible solutions to our homeless epidemic with people around town, there have been a myriad of ideas that have been floating around, all waiting for the government to pull the trigger and make them happen. While there have been some beautiful visions …

Can We Overcome The Crisis of Civilization?

If you’re up for a good reality check, The Crisis of Civilization is a good place to start. Visually stimulating through the hodgepodge of animation, news reels, and stock footage, the film starts with the question of human violence, moving quickly into the realization that our industrialized system is not …