America’s dismal foreign policy — and what to do about it Geoffrey Wheatcroft New York Times August 7, 2021
A sweeping history of what we eat Ted Genoways New York Times February 22, 2021
Mark Bittman’s warning: the true costs of our cheap food and the American diet Oliver Milman The Guardian April 25, 2021
The ideology of human supremacy Jeremy Lent Resilience July 6, 2021
The somber truth is that the vast bulk of nature’s staggering abundance has already disappeared. We live in a world characterized primarily by the relative silence and emptiness of its natural spaces. Underlying this devastation is the ideology of human supremacy—claiming innate superiority over nonhuman forms of life. But is human supremacy innate to humanity, or rather something specific pertaining to our dominant culture?
Rigged: How globalization and the rules of the modern economy were structured to make the rich richer Dean Baker June 23, 2021 (Access a free PDF copy or purchase a paperback from this page.)
There has been an enormous upward redistribution of income in the United States in the last four decades. In his most recent book, Baker shows that this upward redistribution was not the result of globalization and the natural workings of the market. Rather it was the result of conscious policies that were designed to put downward pressure on the wages of ordinary workers while protecting and enhancing the incomes of those at the top. Baker explains how rules on trade, patents, copyrights, corporate governance, and macroeconomic policy were rigged to make income flow upward.
Before the Civil War, America was a ‘house divided’ in more ways than one Reviewed by David S. Reynolds New York Times May 18, 2021