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Pete Larson on the financialization of agricultural commodities

One of our regular contributors, my old friend Pete Larson, who many of you had the pleasure of seeing perform at this site’s 10th anniversary party a few weeks ago, is going to be speaking in Ann Arbor on Thursday about the financialization of agricultural commodities. I took the occasion to ask him a few […]

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Castro on the oil spill

I wouldn’t call myself a fan of Fidel Castro, but it’s hard to disagree with him on the current oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and what it illustrates. Here’s what he had to say in a statement released yesterday: This disaster “shows how little governments can do against those who control the capital, […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Transition training

I’ve written quite a bit here over the past year or so about the Transition Town movement, so I won’t get into a lot of the background right now. [You can find details by doing a site search on “Transition.”] I did, however want to pass along this update as to what happened during last […]

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