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“RICHER THAN WE THINK” — Public banks as 2018 election platform

“RICHER THAN WE THINK” — Public banks as 2018 election platform Posted May 30, 2018 Originally published on national food-and-farm networks. –COMFOOD (Community Food, Tufts Univ.) –FPN (Food Policy Networks, Johns Hopkins Univ.) –WFAN (Women, Food & Agriculture Network – Ames, Iowa) –Members of U.S. monetary reform groups (American Monetary Institute, Alliance for Just Money, […]

FOOD-and-FARM POLICY: MANIFESTING FEMINISM IN ILLINOIS

FOOD-and-FARM POLICY: MANIFESTING FEMINISM IN ILLINOIS Posted May 9, 2018 A working definition of feminism: Feminism is the act of remembering that no humans exist or thrive without the wisdom, agency, and authority of women — as indigenous individuals, as an intergenerational culture (women-to-women), and as the center of a wild species living on this Earth. […]

Is Economics a Science? Not without “Money Mechanics” & “Public Money”

Is Economics a Science?  Not without Core Courses in “Money Mechanics” & “Public Money” Posted April 23, 2018 Last week, the Department of Economics at Northwestern University announced its unanimous vote to classify economics as a STEM major. Additional approvals are required before the reclassification is implemented, but the article in the Daily Northwestern made […]

Welcome to the 20+ year old food-and-farm movement

To public policy think tanks: Welcome to the 20+ year old food-and-farm movement Posted April 22, 2018 A slightly edited version of the comment submitted to Ms. Magazine In response to blogpost by Anna Chu: “Diversity and Snap Decisions: How Women’s Voices would have Built a Better Farm Bill” Ms. Magazine, April 20, 2018 To: Anna […]

WOMEN’S AUTHORITY, WOMEN’S LIVES: The ERA or the Great Law of Peace?

WOMEN’S AUTHORITY, WOMEN’S LIVES:  The ERA or the Great Law of Peace? Which amendment would meaningfully improve U.S. women’s lives—the ERA or the Great Law of Peace–sooner rather than later? Posted March 29, 2018   I am 66-years old, a born feminist for many reasons, most of which still exist today. When the Women’s March […]

FOOD MOVEMENT SUCCESS: As go Food Policy Councils……

FOOD MOVEMENT SUCCESS:  As go Food Policy Councils…. Posted March 27, 2018 Last week an interesting synchronicity took place between two of the national-North American food-and-farm listservs — FPN and COMFOOD. The subject was the success (or lack thereof) the 21st century food-and-farm movement. FPN – Food Policy Networks.  On Monday (March 19), a research […]

2018 Elections: Food & Farm Platform for Candidates, Voters, Media

FOOD-AND-FARM PLATFORM for 2018 Elections Regenerating our Democracy, our Habitats, Ourselves  (PDF) A two-page platform for candidates, voters, and media. Federal: Page 1 Systemic policies and programs implementable at the federal level   State + Local: Page 2 Illinois-specific goals and strategies, most of which can easily apply to other states, as well as to other jurisdictions […]

Monetary science and healing for white supremacists, Jews, and other confused Americans

This is an edited and expanded version of a private comment sent to Eric K. Ward, whose June essay went viral during the weekend of Aug. 11, 2017 (as events were unfolding in Charlottesville, VA and as initiated by a gathering of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, etc.). Monetary science and healing for white supremacists, Jews, and […]