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Humanity’s Dysfunctional Nervous System

Posted June 19th, 2018

Holland, Geoffrey

In the modern world we know, the mass media – television, radio, and the internet – function […]


Is Vasectomy a Women’s Issue?

Posted June 14th, 2018

Smith, Dedra

Around the world, about 33% of married women opt for tubal ligation as their best guarantee of […]


The Silver Gun Hypothesis: New Model for a Sustainable Carbon Economy

Posted June 12th, 2018

Delton Chen

Introduction Many people are hoping that civilization will undergo an economic transformation for the objective of becoming […]

American Mine (Carlin, Nevada 2, 2007) by David Maisel

EXTRACTION: Art on the Edge of the Abyss

Posted June 7th, 2018

Dobb, Edwin, Koch, Peter

The age of the sacrifice zone He could see farther into the ground than any other mining […]

Participants explore consumption in America at the Stanford Design School | Image by Nico Sandi

Empowering Conscious Consumption

Posted June 5th, 2018

Wilburn, Eric

What are the drivers of unconscious consumption? On May 14th, an interdisciplinary group of fifteen Stanford undergraduate […]

Image: Washington's second inauguration at Philadelphia, by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863-1930)

When Winning in Court Won’t Save the Environment: Looking for a Plan “C” (Part 2)

Posted May 31st, 2018

Stronberg, Joel

Wouldn’t it be great if we could put questions of climate policy directly to voters? It would […]

Illustration by Albert Dorne

When Winning in Court Won’t Save the Environment: Looking for a Plan “C” (Part 1)

Posted May 29th, 2018

Stronberg, Joel

Q. What if a government refused to comply with a court order directing it to put into […]

Jeff Bezos by Mathieu Thouvenin | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

If I had Jeff Bezos’ Money

Posted May 24th, 2018

Holland, Geoffrey

At this moment in time, Jeff Bezos, founder of, is the richest man in the world.  […]

uterine armor by +mara | flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Slowing Population Growth Humanely: LARCs Reduce Abortions, Poverty –and Up Savings

Posted May 22nd, 2018

Harte, Mary Ellen

Though both population growth and consumption have been identified as the two main factors fueling most of […]

Image: D'où Venons Nous / Que Sommes Nous / Où Allons Nous. P. Gaugin 1897

Where Are We Going? The 40 Shades of Gray

Posted May 18th, 2018

Hagens, Nate

The Human Predicament In the 19th century painting shown above, Paul Gaugin takes a species level view, […]