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Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Dec 16, 1997

The Bonding Bill Should Reflect Our Environmental Commitments

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The Bonding Bill Should Reflect Our Environmental Commitments by David Morris December 16, 1997 – published in St. Paul Pioneer Press Kyoto is behind us. Now comes the hard part, making the climate change agreement work. We can wait on Washington and watch what promises to be a truly appalling debate unfold in the U.S…. Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Nov 18, 1997

Here Comes the Sun

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Here Comes the Sun by David Morris November 18, 1997 – published in St. Paul Pioneer Press When President Clinton announced his Million Solar Roofs Initiative on June 26th, the farsighted people at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District(SMUD) probably wondered what had taken him so long. Back in 1993, SMUD announced its own solar roof… Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Nov 13, 1997

Too Bitter a Pill To Swallow

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Too Bitter a Pill To Swallow by Pam Neary Institute for Local Self-Reliance November 13, 1997 Too many of our elected officials are old enough to have loved Mary Poppins as a child. The have apparently taken to heart her musical refrain, “just a spoonfull of sugar makes the medicine go down.” Having determined that… Continue reading

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

Community Ownership Only Play Left in Playbook

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Community Ownership Only Play Left in Playbook by David Morris November 4, 1997 – published in St. Paul Pioneer Press So, here we are sports fans. Fourteen months after Governor Carlson announced the formation of a powerful coalition to lobby for a publicly financed sports stadium for the Minnesota Twins, five months after the legislature… 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

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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

Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Oct 7, 1997

Via Free Trade, Megabusiness Overthrowing Citizenry

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Via Free Trade, Megabusiness Overthrowing Citizenry by David Morris October 7, 1997 – published in St. Paul Pioneer Press The President, most Republican leaders and much of the corporate world are trying to persuade us that if we believe trade is good, we must support their efforts to enact ever-more-expansive free trade agreements. They’re wrong…. Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Sep 25, 1997

Attack Ads

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Attack Ads by David Morris September 25, 1997 – published in St. Paul Pioneer Press Advertising is useful, when it informs. Classified ads in newspapers serve this function well. Those seeking a job, a used car, furniture, pets and hundreds of other goods and services can turn to that section while the rest of us… Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Sep 9, 1997

The Ethyl Corporation: Back to the Future

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The Ethyl Corporation: Back to the Future by David Morris September 9 , 1997 – published in St. Paul Pioneer Press On April 14, 1997 the Ethyl Corporation sued the Canadian government for $250 million. “We filed the claim because we think the goodwill of Ethyl’s name has been damaged”, says Ethyl executive Don Hollrah…. Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Aug 22, 1997

Can Hemp Break Through America’s Drug Insanity?

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Can Hemp Break Through America’s Drug Insanity? by David Morris August 22, 1997 – published in St. Paul Pioneer Press This July in Hoover, Alabama, police arrested eight month pregnant Angela Gilford for selling hemp t-shirts and macrame. Angela and her husband face mandatory three year prison terms. Twenty-six countries around the world now grow… Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Jul 15, 1997

The Human Species Faces Climate Change

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The Human Species Faces Climate Change by David Morris July 15, 1997 – published in St. Paul Pioneer Press Humans are different from other animals. We alone possess a conscience. We alone are capable of abstract thinking. We alone can envision and shape the future. At the end of the 20th century those unique capacities… Continue reading