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2013: The Year Bike Sharing Came of Age

2013 is the year when the sharing economy—the recent rediscovery of the economic advantages of mutual cooperation—came to public attention. It was also the year that bike sharing, one of the most tangible symbols of the sharing economy, came of age in America.

Surprises Lurk with Pending Obama Trade Deals

President Obama is pushing two massive new free trade agreements: the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). These far-reaching agreements, which are being negotiated in secret, constitute major threats to democracy and to the health of the planet and its people.

A Christmas Speculation

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that I’ve spent most of the last year discussing the place of religion in the troubled future ahead of us. This holiday season, in which millions of Americans have just engaged in an all-out orgy of conspicuous consumption and mindless waste to celebrate the birth of a poor carpenter’s son in a stable in Bethlehem, also has me thinking about religious matters, and it occurs to me that there’s an issue along these lines that my blog posts haven’t yet explored.

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