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Stories from the ‘Kitchen Front’

There is a powerful moment near the end of Marilyn Waring’s wonderful TED talk in which she eviscerates the GDP as the only way to measure our economy. People…

The vaccine that is saving millions of women

When I worked on community mobilization in a USAID-funded project in western Serbia two decades ago, developing ‘community social service projects’ was a challenge because of the perceptual divide between villagers and the experts in…

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This London street is a power station

The ‘two loops model” helps me understand how things are changing around us. It shows how the dominant system developed and then starts running down; and as that happens, alternatives start to develop. It is…

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When the ‘engine’ analogy sputters

I was listening to a Foreign Policy discussion this morning about the future of war when the difference between ‘machines’ and ‘ecosystems’ popped into my mind as I heard the commentators talking about Russia’s invasion…

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