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Leopold Kohr - An Invaluable Teacher

The announcement of David Cayley’s new book Ivan Illich: An Intellectual Journey, reminded me of Cayley’s 1989 interview of Leopold Kohr for the Canadian Broadcasting Company’s “Ideas” program. Both Illich and E. F. Schumacher credit Kohr as a major influence on their thinking. Illich’s 1994 … Continued

Waging Peace

Taking my first sip of coffee on a recent Saturday morning, I scrolled through the NPR website. I clicked on a story about how scientists, with the assistance of powerful computer simulations of the world, surmise that humanity’s only chances of avoiding the worst possible climate outcome … Continued

Bill McKibben and Susan Halpern in the Berkshires

In the first of a new series of talks that focuses on writers who are tackling the compelling issues of our day, the New Marlborough Meeting House is hosting authors Bill McKibben and Susan Halpern, and the committee for the series couldn’t have chosen better. The date is August 14th from 4:30 to 6:00 PM. … Continued

"Since there is now increasing evidence of environmental deterioration, particularly in living nature, the entire outlook and methodology of economics is being called into question. The study of economics is too narrow and too fragmentary to lead to valid insights, unless complemented and completed by a study of meta-economics."

- E. F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful