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Featured Article, Resource filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Farrell | 3 Comments | Updated on May 3, 2013

5 Barriers to and Solutions for Community Renewable Energy

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/5-barriers-solutions-community-renewable-energy/

Community renewable energy has significant political and economic benefits, but is often hindered by five major barriers. Watch this vividly illustrated presentation to learn how communities can overcome the barriers and advance more local renewable energy. ILSR Senior Researcher John Farrell gave this presentation as part of a Sustainable Economies Law Center webinar on April… Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on May 25, 2012

Everything You Wanted to Know About Private Equity

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/wanted-private-equity/

The hottest phrase on the campaign trail right now is “private equity”.  Mitt Romney made his hundreds of millions as head of Bain Capital, a major private equity firm and insists the company has created jobs and improved the efficiency of the American economy.  President Obama just as strongly insists that Bain and other private… Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Jan 15, 1998

Capital As Citizen

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Capital As Citizen by David Morris Institute for Local Self-Reliance This column originally appeared in the January 1998 issue of Minnesota Law and Politics “We are writing the constitution of a single global economy”, boasts Renato Ruggiero, Director-General of the World Trade Organization. The document he’s referring to is the Multilateral Agreement on Investment(MAI). Most… Continue reading

Article, Resource filed under Banking, The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Dec 4, 1997

Restructuring the Financial System As If Community Matters

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This speech by David Morris was originally presented at a conference entitled “Growing Equity: Assets and Opportunities for Communities Left Behind,” hosted by the Corporation for Enterprise Development in Washington, D.C., on December 4, 1997. Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Oct 21, 1997

When Money Usurps Economy, Something Is Seriously Wrong

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/when-money-usurps-economy-something-is-seriously-wrong/

When Money Usurps Economy, Something Is Seriously Wrong by David Morris October 21, 1997 – published in St. Paul Pioneer Press Some 10,000 years ago, the human species invented money as a medium-of-exchange. Barter had outlived its capacity to deal with increasing trade. Money lubricated commerce. And when commerce crossed borders, an exchange of currencies… Continue reading