I was talking to an old acquaintance in one of the many northern communities I have lived, and she asked me if it was difficult to come and back and see the economic decline in these places. “Yes, yes it is”, I replied.
How did we get to this place where questions about money appear to usurp questions of quality of life? If you want to witness a place that reflects the consequences of unsustainable economic practices go almost anywhere north where people inhabit. There are stark examples of money over life in these communities. Some of this … Read more
I am reading John McMurty’s book Value Wars: The Global Market versus the Life Economy (2002). I admit taking this on tentatively because I feared I was wading into another version of a communist type economic organization and because of McMurty’s associations with 9-11 conspiracy theorists. Thankfully, my worries were not confirmed. Yes, Great Grandfather … Read more