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Paul Glover teaches Metropolitan Ecology at Temple University. He is founder of Ithaca HOURS local currency, Philadelphia Orchard Project, Ithaca Health Alliance, Green Jobs Philly, Citizen Planners of Los Angeles, and many other groups. He is author of Hometown Money, Health Democracy, Green Jobs Philly, Los Angeles: A History of the Future, and other books. He was invited to contend in the 2004 Green Party Presidential primaries, earning delegates at the national convention. In 1978 he walked, entirely on foot, from Boston to San Diego, to study the impact of cities upon this continent.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 27, 2018 A Blast at War: the Pentagon does not protect the United States
Those who love their country are creating green jobs that fully will employ the next ten generations. They're creating banks and money dedicated to ecology and justice. They're creating community medical insurance. They're planting trees.
(10 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Democrats are Spoilers
Democrats are the real spoilers. The electorate is fed up with Democrats and Republicans. The only thing keeping them going is fear and hatred of one another.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 17, 2018 Keeping Nonprofits Honest
There are several reasons that many nonprofits have become part of the problem they were founded to solve.
(9 comments) SHARE Monday, January 22, 2018 Medical Insurance is a Cruel Industry. Here's how to end it.
During the past 110 years, advocates of universal health coverage--Medicare for All--have been focused on elections, petitions, conferences.
Today we're still told that we must wait for sufficient Democrats to be elected in order to have universal health coverage. Here's why we can't wait for elections.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 1, 2017 More Glorious Memorial Days
Peacemakers do not expect to be rewarded with pensions, monuments, or parades. Memorial Day should remind us that war is not heroic.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Walling Trump Out
Decades ago we thought President Johnson would destroy our entire generation. Then we thought Nixon was the scariest thug in the basement. Then we thought Reagan would blow up the world. Then we thought Bush Sr. (head of CIA) would put us all in jail. Then we thought George W would drag us into hell. Local responses to Trump can significantly contain his worst policies. Presidents don't make America great, people do.
(31 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 18, 2016 Why Liberals Vote for Fascists
Many of us liberals are profoundly conservative. Like all people, we want a secure home, steady income, healthy kids, good meals. As liberals, we'd like everyone to enjoy these, but our own comfort tops the list. We care about poor people in distant lands, but vote for those who kill them. We condemn exploitation of peasant labor, but enjoy the products they make. We deplore destruction of the environment but devour its bounty
(5 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 12, 2016 Philadelphia's Poverty Industry
It is essentially against the law to end poverty in Philadelphia. The major owners of the city's land and money forbid profound change that weakens their grip.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 28, 2016 Feed the Bern
Sanders himself would be discarding his 55-year demand for deep change, and alienating those who demand change with him, were he to endorse a candidate who has defied what we have worked for.
(9 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 28, 2014 From the Middle Class to the Mutual Class
Millennials can become a prosperous Mutual Class by starting genuinely nonprofit mutual aid systems that enable them to live well by sharing resources. Such programs were widespread and successful one hundred years ago.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Deep Green Jobs
All green work expands the economy by reducing waste of resources, workers and wealth. Green jobs make life easier for everyone by reducing the costs of fuel, food, and housing. Green work repairs soil, water and air, making these cleaner and healthier.
But deep green jobs build profound solutions that replenish resources. They change our lives.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 5, 2012 Labor: the New Gold Standard
Twenty years ago I started printing money. Ithaca HOURS weren't intended to replace dollars, but to replace lack of dollars. Today, while much of America tilts beyond chronic recession into early depression, it is time to begin an orderly national transition from dollars to HOURS. This profound heresy becomes perhaps inevitable, since dollars have become tokens of unrepayable debt. Moreover, they restrict economic development