I know we've heard enough already about the "Fiscal Cliff." But the following video is entertaining and a welcomed relief from the serious business of dealing with cliffs. Steve Murray and Grant Ellis (Financial Post) argue that there may be...
In this post Desmond Berghofer describes our preoccupation with perpetual economic growth at the expense of our environment. He compares the concepts of economic mind and eco-mind. While it is true that capitalism and globalization have brought immense value...
We do a lot without thinking, like using GDP growth as a standard of excellence. Most 21st century activity is based on a ‘given’ that underpins the soft science of economics: 'Growth is good' -- not just a big...
Illustration by Victor Juhasz for National Observer I was born in 1947, part of the first wave of post-war baby boomers. The Prime Minister of Canada at the time was William Lyon MacKenzie. There have been another twelve Prime Ministers since then...
But at my back I always hear Time's winged chariot hurrying near; And yonder all before us lie Deserts of vast eternity. (Andrew Marvell, To His Coy Mistress) As I look into the distance, deeply absorbed in my endless search for meaning, I leave...
This is the third blog by Jim Harris and Tyler Elm in a weekly series on how sustainability can save business. Previously posted on HuffPost. (Editor) Jim Harris Many Canadians are trying to do more with less during this economy of...
Opposition to the Kinder Morgan pipeline will continue to dominate climate politics until at least the October 2019 federal election. The latest twist involves the use of taxpayer dollars to mitigate Kinder Morgan's financial risks. With this decision, the...
Fossil fuel megaprojects -- pipelines, terminals, plants -- are quickly disappearing from Canada's energy landscape. Less than a year ago (November of 2016), the federal government rejected the Northern Gateway plan. This was followed by the cancellation of the massive Liquid...
I'm pleased to welcome J.L. Morin as a contributor to BoomerWarrior.Org. Morin, a Harvard graduate, is now adjunct faculty at Boston University. Her writing has been published widely, most recently in Huffington Post. She has just released a cli-fi novel, Nature's Confession,...
In this post, Desmond Berghofer deals with what the next four decades might be like for our grandchildren. His writing on “the moral dimension of economics” paints a “disquieting picture of where current economic thinking and practice are taking...