Cracks in the supply chain: Is metastable turning into unstable?

What we are witnessing as a result of this pandemic is a widespread challenge to metastable systems upon which our societies depend. The most obvious are those related to hospitals and health care products. We often read in the news that hospitals are near “the breaking point” as if the hospital walls will burst when … Continue reading “Cracks in the supply chain: Is metastable turning into unstable?”

Avalanche

Back in March, I wrote that the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic would likely shape its economic, political, and geopolitical fortunes for years or decades to come. Four months later, it’s time for a check-in. How’s that pandemic response going? … Keep an eye on that snow-covered mountainside.

Prolonged Uprising is the New Normal

In my humble opinion, if these are our goals, we must get used to and comfortable with people being in dedicated, committed, and prolonged uprising. In fact, I believe that’s what this “new normal” is, and I hope that these protests go well into November and beyond until we see accountability and real, tangible actions … Continue reading “Prolonged Uprising is the New Normal”

The Art of Critique

Critique has been the subject of volumes of philosophical and scholarly work, so my purpose here is to consider some aspects of a critique that is congruent with the philosophy and practice of Enough, and putting care at the centre of all our decision-making.

Turning Toward Our Blind Spot: Seeing the Shadow as a Source for Transformation

We are living in a moment of tectonic shift in society. Something changed when we all watched the same images — 8 minutes and 46 seconds — the killing of George Floyd. During that unbearable experience, something broke down and broke open in our hearts, in how we relate to one another, and in how … Continue reading “Turning Toward Our Blind Spot: Seeing the Shadow as a Source for Transformation”

Summary and review of “Cuban Health Care: The Ongoing Revolution”

The Cuban system demonstrates a sustainable model of medical care, providing a high level of service with low use of resources. Many greens think only in terms of reducing personal consumption, or hoping for technical advances that will enable continued affluence. Too few realise that there have to be radical changes in systems as well … Continue reading “Summary and review of “Cuban Health Care: The Ongoing Revolution””

Decoupling

Is economic growth compatible with ecological sustainability? To answer this question, we need to talk about decoupling. The term ‘decoupling’ refers to the possibility of detaching economic growth from environmental pressures.

White Urgency to End Racism: Why Now?

The urgency with which many white people are calling for racial justice in the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, Dominique Rem’mie Fells, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks and so many others embodies a critical paradox: how can whites work against racism while also ensuring that we don’t re-center white supremacy … Continue reading “White Urgency to End Racism: Why Now?”