Here Comes Hemp by David Morris May 9, 1995 Nine months ago I described the remarkable rebirth of hemp. Once the world’s most important textile crop, hemp was banned in the late 1930s because smoking its flowers got you high. My column reported that 60 years later the prospects for industrial hemp are once again bright … Read More
When Corporations Rule the World by David Morris April 25, 1995 The title of a new book by David Korten, “When Corporations Rule the World” aptly describes the way things will be in the very near future if the new Republicans get their way. Newt Gingrich is willing to pull out all the stops when it … Read More
The People Vs. Corporate Farming by David Morris March 28, 1995 On April 1st family farmers and their supporters will rally in the tiny city of Unionville, Missouri. Their goal? To educate America about the connection between pork chops, democracy, economic efficiency and the future of rural communities. Their story deserves to be heard. Here’s the … Read More
Superstores and Democracy by David Morris February 3, 1995 A most remarkable exercise in democracy is taking place today in America. Not in Washington but on main street. The issue isn’t welfare reform or taxes but rather bigness and diversity. Or more accurately, the role of superstores in our future local economies. Retail superstores are washing … Read More
This time of the year we used to celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Too bad we no longer do so. For this would be an excellent historical moment to reflect on whether Lincoln’s decision to keep the country intact was right. Personally, I think he made an enormous blunder.
Few would support Lincoln’s decision if he were making it today. Few Americans support Russia’s current war against its secessionist states. No one believes Ottawa has the right to send the Canadian army in to stop Quebec from seceding.
My State of the Union Fantasy by David Morris January 4, 1995 Bill Clinton has one last shot left before the Grinch steals Washington: the State of the Union Address. What he says on January 24 will either make him a wallflower at someone else’s party or the nation’s bandleader. Here’s the kind of speech I’d … Read More
This 1994 report by David Morris was originally presented at the Environmental Taxes Workshop, sponsored by ME3, ILSR, and Friends of the Earth on July 6, 1994. This report looked at the the status of Eco-taxes in the United States and Europe.… Read More