Science is in a crisis of trust. Politicians frequently deny the role of humans in climate change. Celebrities (as well as a significant amount of the general population) won’t vaccinate their children. There is an […]
Smart and scholarly without being too academic, Chancel’s book will serve as a starting point and a primer for anyone interested in understanding environmental inequality and what we can do about it. An invaluable read that will only gain importance with each passing year.
Kate Raworth, Doughnut Economics: 7 Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist (Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 2017) The economy. That giant mess of a topic. What is it? How does it function? What are […]
What do Brazil, rubber, and Henry Ford all have in common? How are tobacco, globalization, and earthworms all connected? How do mosquitoes, the climate of Africa, and indigenous biology all influence the beginning of the […]
“To live is essentially to live the life of another: to live in and through the life that others have been able to construct or invent.” The French philosopher Emanuele Coccia begins his book The […]
The word “Commonwealth” has a particular place in Massachusetts vernacular. It’s common to find the word used as political branding, “The Commonwealth of Massachusetts” as an obvious example. But beyond sounding nostalgic, orderly, and constitutional, […]