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Podcast: Anthropologist Jason Hickel on How Capitalism Fuels Climate Change

In this episode, we spoke with Jason Hickel, an anthropologist at the London School of Economics. Originally from Swaziland, Hickel’s research has focused on development and globalization. He has written extensively on a number of topics, including capitalism, inequality, climate change, basic income, and soil regeneration. Hickel argues that we cannot begin to seriously tackle the climate crisis… Continue reading

A Conversation with Helena Norberg-Hodge

This is a conversation with the political thinker and activist Helena Norberg-Hodge. She had a huge radicalizing influence on my political thinking through her film Ancient Futures. By “radical” I don’t mean the usual leftist politics. Helena is a tireless advocate for re-localization, the reclaiming of the commons, and the importance of direct participation in… Continue reading

Daniel Wahl on Designing Regenerative Cultures for Resilience and Sustainability

http://empowerradio.net/podcasts/allthingsconnected_041217_danielwahl.mp3 This podcast conversation with our frequent contributor Daniel Wahl was originally posted in Empower Radio. From the notes to the podcast “Things have got to change!” How many times have you heard that phrase?  Well, the world and humanity are changing. As we awaken and become conscious citizens, how can we co-create innovative change,… Continue reading

MiData: Toward cooperative data ownership

Text cross-posted from Platform.coop We recently had the chance to speak with Ernst Hafen and Ulrich Genick of MiData (pronounced my-data), a Swiss cooperative that aims to restore users’ data privacy through an innovative market solution. Presently, the use of user data is mostly unregulated in the EU, with varying rights and privacy protections across… Continue reading