Better Instead of More

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Economics should be a part of life, not a steamroller crushing self-determination and creativity. Economics changes with the times. Once saving was the elixir and then spending was the elixir. The planet is endangered when growth and/or work become fetishes pursued as ends in themselves. Frank Rotering in "Needs and Limits" discusses the reality of "ecological overshoot."

to read Jorg Lessing's article "Better Instead of More" published on 10/4/2011, click on

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2011/11/412671.shtml

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Time to Rethink the War on Terror

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When Eric Holder eventually steps down as Attorney General, he will leave behind a complicated legacy, some of it tragic, like his decision not to prosecute Wall Street after the financial crisis, and his all-out war on whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.

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