Commentary by James Quilligan, EDA managing director. Many people today are wondering, is the world losing democracy altogether? No. Not if we’re willing to take responsibility to restore it. As we contemplate the future of participatory representative democracy in modern society, it’s important to recognize the roots of democratic practice in our past. ...Read Article
[Article commentary by James Quilligan, EDA managing director:] The gobsmacking idea of turning California’s Pacific Gas and Electric into a cooperative has got me thinking about Prout’s vision of how major corporations and large-scale utilities could be converted into cooperatives. Mainstream economists argue that certain companies can operate efficiently only by becoming very large. For...Read article
Food insecurity is an issue all around the world. Many scientists are focusing on ways to make home gardening more foolproof. When we can grow our own food, we can begin to feel that we have control over our future. This article reveals the work of one scientist who has developed a tool to “talk”...Read article
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