Steven Welzer

An ex-British colony launched a currency during the 19th century. The US dollar referenced the British currency in the sense of being valued at a ratio of approximately five-to-one. In other words, two hundred years ago the pound was worth about five dollars.

The value of a national currency, broadly…

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Most of the current ecovillages should be viewed as demonstration projects. They model “best practices.” But they are too thin to truly and fully prefigure home places for significant numbers of people.

So it’s not surprising to hear that people don’t stay. In particular, it’s not surprising to hear that…

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signs:

* the trend toward increasing longevity has peaked
* depression and alienation predominate at the periphery
* there’s a “turning back” (like: to religious fundamentalism and/or nationalist populism)
* the mystique of our immersion in the Technosphere is fading
* there’s a discomfit with our envelopment in the urban-industrial labyrinth of atomism, gray…

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The movement started in 1889 with the founding of the German Social Democratic Party. Its popularity and influence led to the establishment of similar parties in most of the advanced democracies by 1900.

This graphic happens to show vote percentages for the social democratic party of Sweden, specifically, but it’s…

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Steven Welzer

Steven Welzer

A co-editor of Green Horizon Magazine, Steve has been a movement activist for many years (was also an original co-editor of DSA’s “Ecosocialist Review”).