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2009

What Makes the Waters Freeze

I was down to my last ten dollars – or was it five? – and had asked a young lady out to dinner that Saturday.  She had been generous since […]

Interview with Ralph Nader

Why Main Street Matters

My mother’s second husband was an artist. He had a small shop in Provincetown, Massachusetts, which is about as far east as Point Reyes is west (and as circus-y as […]

Looking Backward: Economics and the Cult of Yesterday

GDP and productivity don’t measure what’s really going on in the economy—or in people’s lives. Jonathan Rowe on measuring what matters.

Interview with John Francis about leaving for New Jersey

The Tomales problem

After a meeting of the Shoreline school board in Tomales a couple of weeks ago, I was driving back to Point Reyes Station with my wife and son. There was […]

Interview with James McCommons on trains

Interview with David J. Hess about “Localist Movements in a Global Economy”

Corporate biotech critic Chapela coming to Dance Palace

Norman Borlaug, known widely as the “father” of the Green Revolution, died last week. If you happened to read an obituary, then you probably got a paean to his work. […]

Interview with Joan Claybrook