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Author of three recent books, Better Ways to Live: Honoring Social Inventors, Exploring New Challenges (2017); Enlarging Our Comfort Zones: A Life of Unexpected Destinations (2016); and Gift of Darkness:Growing Up[ in Occupied Amsterdam (2015);producer and host of "Like Wow," a TV interview show about "people doing something admirable," with many episodes archived on Vimeo; frequent contributor to Huffington Post and other websites; former foundation director and book creation coach; co-author of Sanctions for Evil (with psychologist Nevitt Sanford, published by Beacon Press) and of a pair of books, Citizen Summitry and Securing Our Planet (both with entrepreneur and philanthropist Don Carlson, published by Tarcher)
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, March 18, 2019 Yang on Jobs Lost to Automation
A candidate for the Democratic nomination, Andrew Yang brilliantly shows how automation will jumble our economy and offers ideas about how to respond
SHARE Thursday, March 7, 2019 Put America to Work Again
What if the Democratic candidates honored climate change but put jobs up front, jobs created by an energy transition?
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 26, 2019 How Can We Minimize Climate Disruption?
Wallace-Wells' new book, The Uninhabitable Earth, offers an occasion for considering mobilization against the causes of climate disruotion.
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Great Again
Dialogue with a visiting German about the rise of fascism in his father's generation, in particular the conditions under which that happened
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 6, 2019 Converting the Fleet Quickly
How can our fleet or cars and other vehicles be quickly converted to green energy without sacrificing our investment in the vehicles?
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 30, 2018 Counter-intuitive Thinking about Climate Change
How can we get some action on climate change? It's counter-intuitive to consider the viewpoint of people who fear they might be hurt by a transition to green energy, but it may be valuable.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, December 17, 2018 Hope Springs Eternal
With regard to global warming we are reduced to hoping for what one observer calls "deep adaptation" including personal resilience plus new social forms and values.
(7 comments) SHARE Monday, December 3, 2018 Shocked, shocked!
What will it mean when they announce they are "shocked, shocked"?
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 17, 2018 Enabling Lies to Dominate the News
How can the media stop Trump and his surrogates from gaming them? Compiling lists of lies and false accusations is far from enough.
SHARE Thursday, November 15, 2018 Securing Our Planet
Daniel Ellsberg on nuclear policy is now available not only in his recent book, The Doomsday Machine, but also in a brilliant series of video interviews
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, October 22, 2018 What Are the Saudis Liable For?
The Saudis are involved not only in the death of Mr. Khashoggi, but also, with weapons bought in the U.S., in mass deaths in Yemen and, given some time, in the greenhouse-gas mayhem of the future.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Hog Waste Lagoons
Like lying, euphemistic language has become the new normal, at a huge but nearly invisible cost
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, September 7, 2018 What Makes Global Warming Such a Hard Issue?
Given that at least three decades have passed since the public was decisively warned about global warming, what can we learn by reviewing the factors that make this such a hard issue?
SHARE Thursday, August 16, 2018 In Place of Being a Nuclear Bully
By abdicating its power to declare war, Congress has enabled an imperial presidency, but it can reclaim its constitutional power and thus produce a world that is more safe and fair.
SHARE Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Launch on What?
In two parts, this article proposes creating a retaliatory system that does not include "launch on warning" and a nuclear-devices policy that does not allow bullying. These changes would lead to a much safer world and a scaling back of the imperial presidency.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 27, 2018 A Marshall Plan for Us
The U.S. needs a new Marshall Plan like the one that helped rebuild Europe after World Wart Two. This time the beneficiary would be our own public infrastructure, which is both deteriorating and incomplete. This would provide good jobs and the groundwork for future prosperity. This infrastructure for the 21st century would include a rapid transition to renewable carbon-free energy.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 11, 2018 Much Safer Means of Nuclear Deterrence
"Minimal sufficient deterrence" would provide huge advantages over the present nuclear system, by relying not on easily destroyed weapons but on elusive means of "delivery, imposing lower costs, allowing due deliberation, eliminating false warnings.