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Reframing Development in the Age of Vulnerability

Robin Broad and John Cavanagh

An Appeal to U2: Who is More Rooted?

Anti-poverty crusaders like Bono call critical attention to what’s wrong with the world. But what if we also showed who’s doing it right? 

 In an increasingly vulnerable world, we're searching for rooted communities—and what we can learn from them.

The Story of Refined White Rice

How a once nutritious grain was transformed into something unhealthy to eat.

In an increasingly vulnerable world, we're searching for rooted communities—and what we can learn from them. Read more at our blog, Finding Rootedness.

The Coming Global Food Fight

As aggression mounts with the rise of food prices worldwide, small-scale farms rooted in local markets could avert international disaster—and lead the way to “food democracy.”  

In an increasingly vulnerable world, we're searching for rooted communities—and what we can learn from them. Read more at our blog, Finding Rootedness.

Food for a Rooted Future

Rice farmers in the Philippines go chemical free, community strong.

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The Age of Vulnerability

How the 2008 financial crash redefined what it means to be economically vulnerable.

By John Cavanagh and Robin Broad

Yes, There is An Alternative

More and more people, communities, and nations are taking steps to reduce their vulnerability to a volatile global economy.

It makes us angry when we hear—time and again—mainstream pundits and policy makers claim that there is no alternative to the past 30 years’ path of gearing economies toward the global market. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

Finding Rootedness in the Age of Vulnerability

In a world increasingly vulnerable to external shocks, we’re searching for rooted communities—and what we can learn from them.

by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad

New Indicators for a New Economy

Comments by John Cavanagh with David Brancaccio at the National Press Club

Marching on K Street to Transform Wall Street

Tax Speculators: Shut down the Wall Street Casino

On May 17, I will join thousands of others in a creative protest on a street that most Americans don't know exists. It is "K Street" in Washington, and it is home to thousands of corporate lobbyists who get paid six figures to buy the votes in Congress.

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