Whenever we talk about the Global food crisis, a lot of time is spent on how we can possibly grow enough food to feed a growing population. But there is another side too—how can we get the food we do grow to mouths that will actually eat it? The
We already know that solar lighting can be a lifesaver in Africa, and that clean energy can transform school performance too. So it was exciting to learn that solar is now cheaper than kerosene in many remote, rural communities.
When I posted about a study forecasting that electric cars may not be cost competitive until 2030, fellow TreeHugger Mike reminded me that prediction is always a dangerous game. Yet when experts tell us that the future will look like this, or like
I'm an optimist. And with all the positive attributes of plenitude economics and local investing, I don't often feel the need to focus on potential calamity as a reason to create alternatives. Nevertheless, no political
When Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band flew to Heathrow in 1968, they apparently told passport control that they were "pilgrims from the 25th Century", and had a hard time grasping the basic function of passport control. According to Rob Hopkins,
When I wrote about masturbation as an economic act (it really wasn't as smutty as it sounds!), I warned against a scarcity mentality—arguing instead that we must embrace abundance, and learn to think beyond money to see the real wealth that is
This week The Wall Street Journal reports that Proctor & Gamble is pursuing a new product introduction strategy. The consumer products giant has noted that products targeted at middle class consumers are staying on
Last week I got quite inspired by a rather beautiful video on working less, playing more and reducing our impact on the environment. From simple living in tiny houses to the value of DIY culture, we've already seen plenty of ways that people are