One of the main demands to come out of the nationwide George Floyd protests is for cities to defund police. That doesn’t mean completely defunding police departments but, rather, allocating some of their budgets to other initiatives that provide poor and minority communities with … [Read more...] about Los Angeles is defunding the police and investing in minority communities
At last year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, youth climate activist Greta Thunberg called for a more immediate and critical economic response to the looming threat of climate change. This year, other activists like her will be able to participate in the historically elite … [Read more...] about Inclusivity: World Economic Forum in Davos to open its doors to everyone
When millions of Americans were jobless during the Great Depression of the 1930s, the US government created a number of public works programs to get people working as a part of the New Deal. One of those works programs led to the creation of the environmentally focused Civilian … [Read more...] about Hiring America: The case for creating a 21st-century climate corps
In April, we shared a story about the Spanish government’s plans to introduce a basic income program—though it wasn’t clear whether it would be implemented on a country-wide scale. This week we got to know that Spain has decided to implement what it’s calling a national minimum … [Read more...] about Spain is implementing a universal minimum income. What is that?
“There is a great need for the introduction of new values in our society, where bigger is not necessarily better, where slower can be faster, and where less can be more.” – Gaylord Nelson On one of our regular family Zoom calls, my aunt asked me “what habits have you adopted … [Read more...] about The Optimist View: Cultivating a Circular Economy