Sometimes doing the right thing is almost too simple. Requiring publicly funded construction projects to produce no net increase in greenhouse gas emissions is one example: it’s hard to find the down side. By David Morris Continue reading
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Far from becoming obsolete, public libraries still operate at the heart of their communities. In addition, they’ve taken on new roles such as"Guide to the Internet," and "Champion of Equal Access." Now they’re struggling, on behalf of their patrons, to prevent private companies from passing legislation that restricts the right to read free of charge. By Harriet Barlow, Karen Hering and Stacy Mitchell Continue reading
The Canadian Cure — Bonding With the Next Generation — Libraries, Liberty and the Pursuit of Public Information — State Inspections Revive Local Markets Continue reading
When The Farmer Makes the Rules —The Culutre Thief — Preempt This! Michigan Cities Fight Back — Setting a Slow Table. Continue reading
In a Carbohydrate Economy, Ownership Matters By David Morris Fall 2000 Almost 20 years ago I coined the term “carbohydrate economy” to describe an industrial system with two distinctive features 1. Carbohydrates replace hydrocarbons. We rely on vegetables to supply not only our stomachs but our factories. 2. Cultivators and their surrounding regions capture a… Continue reading
Use Construction Bonds to Fight Global Warming By David Morris March 26, 2000 What can Minnesotans do to curtail global warming? The problem seems immense, but the solution is straightforward: Use energy more efficiently and shift to renewable fuels. An effective and easy first step toward redressing our share of global pollution would be to… Continue reading
Why Minnesotans Should Not Subsidize the Burning of Poultry Manure Testimony by David Morris Against Minnesota House Bill No. 2757 Before the House Regulated Industries Subcommittee February 16, 2000 My name is David Morris. I am Vice President of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, a 26 year old non-profit research organization based in Minneapolis and… Continue reading
(The following article appeared in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Sunday January 30, 2000.)
"Perfection of means and confusion of ends seems to characterize our age."
Thatinsight of Albert Einstein’s half a century ago aptly describes the current debate, or more precisely, non-debate, about free trade.
Whose Rules? By David Morris January 2000 The strongest argument in favor of globalization is its apparent inevitability. And in certain respects, it is inevitable. Even now, at the very beginning of the information age, distance has begun to lose its meaning. In many places, it is now cheaper to make a long distance call… Continue reading
“Local Retailers Hit the Web,” “Paving Our Electronic Dirt Roads,” and “Keeping the Minors Home.” Continue reading