Economics, Reimagining and Reinventing Economies, The Threatening Catastrophe: Responding Now

The Futility of Symbolic Environmentalism

Like offering a band-aid for a bullet wound, Michael Goldberg argues that individual lifestyle changes may be little more than moral signifiers in the fight against climate change. For Goldberg such symbolic gestures are out of their depth when faced with the mounting material concerns of a global disaster.

An Alternative Vision: Whitehead’s Philosophy, Reimagining and Reinventing Economies

A Turning Point

In this biographical reflection John Cobb responds the following: “At what point in your life did you decide ‘enough is enough’ and put it all on the line? What was it that caused or inspired you to make the change? How did you respond?”

Economics, Reimagining and Reinventing Economies, Reimagining and Reinventing Societies and Social Thought

Banking on Fairness Is a Risky Business

In part five of our series on public banking, S. L. Mintz considers several public financing models. “But before embracing public banks’ promise of low cost funding, advancement of local priorities and welcome returns on investment,” he says, “informed taxpayers should weigh risks that can derail good intentions.”

Reimagining and Reinventing Economies, Reimagining and Reinventing Societies and Social Thought

Despite Bipartisan Support, Public Banking in Michigan Spurs Skepticism

This post, part four in the series on public banking, takes us to Michigan where a public banking bill has received bipartisan support, but one critic there has serious concerns.

Reimagining and Reinventing Economies, Reimagining and Reinventing Societies and Social Thought, Society

Planting a Public Bank in the Garden State

Public banking is common sense says the former global co-head of investment management for Goldman Sachs, who put himself through Harvard and earned his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.