Empowered Students Transforming Colleges: Civic Engagement as an Equity Strategy

The California Communities Colleges system is engaged in a serious attempt to close the racial achievement gap so that students from all demographic groups are achieving at high levels. The word being used for this attempt is “equity.” The idea is that we should not treat all our students equally. Rather, we should try to… Continue reading Empowered Students Transforming Colleges: Civic Engagement as an Equity Strategy

Making beautiful things where everyone gains and no one profits

My friend Annette Aylward is trying to make a living as a crafts person. She makes beautiful handmade linen towels. She believes in craft. She loves to make these things. To make a living making handmade things woven out of linen she needs to charge a lot of money for them. And she is successful… Continue reading Making beautiful things where everyone gains and no one profits

Ten Ways to Challenge Capitalism’s Death Grip on Daily Life

In order to deal with the climate crisis and have more satisfying lives, we need to build economies that consume fewer natural resources. In other words, we need to build a "solidarity economy" based on worker-owned cooperatives, self-provisioning and barter systems, and gift-based exchanges. (1) To build popular support for a transition to solidarity economics,… Continue reading Ten Ways to Challenge Capitalism’s Death Grip on Daily Life