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Human-Shaped Society for a Post-Industrial World


Sometimes there is no happy ending.

Risk Assessment

We’re not any good at threat assessment. Familiar dangers are ignored, while the most remote ones seem the most fearsome.


To encourage alternate ways to approach ourselves and the world, this week I offer two poems rather than an essay.

Anticipating Collapse

Collapse can’t happen soon enough, as far as I’m concerned.


What is it about attempts at justice and peace, like Rojava’s, that infuriate the rest of the world?

What Can One Person Do?

Whether he microwaves a prepared vegan meal from the frozen aisle or eats nuts and berries, what difference will it really make?

Climate Change Goes Local

How and when will the swirling chaos that is climate change affect us?

The Real Economy

In order to make good use of resources and to live according to genuine human nature, every household will need a homemaker.

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