The Race of Our Lives – Jeremy Grantham 2018

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Jeremys Grantham and Leggett bring you tomorrow’s news. Our collective choices – today when it counts – are going to determine our ability to survive, daresay flourish, in that future.

#divest

 

Slomo: The Man Who Skated Right Off the Grid – The New York Times

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Dr. John Kitchin quit a medical career to pursue his passion: skating along the boardwalk of San Diego’s Pacific Beach. He calls himself “Slomo.

The Third Industrial Revolution: A Radical New Sharing Economy – Jeremy Rifkin

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“A Break in the Oily Clouds” – Murdoch

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Aotearoa New Zealand’s government recently announced the phasing out of deep sea drilling for fossil fuels in its territorial limits.

There is a range of wonderfully on point cartoons about this issue in recent times on Bryce Edwards’ website. (h/t GreenpeaceNZ)

Earth Day 2018 – Dr Jane Goodall

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Principles of Adult Behavior – John Perry Barlow

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Silicon Valley visionary John Perry Barlow died this month aged 70. When he was 30 he wrote what he called the Principles of Adult Behavior:

1. Be patient. No matter what.
2. Don’t badmouth: Assign responsibility, not blame. Say nothing of another you wouldn’t say to him.
3. Never assume the motives of others are, to them, less noble than yours are to you.
4. Expand your sense of the possible.
5. Don’t trouble yourself with matters you truly cannot change.
6. Expect no more of anyone than you can deliver yourself.
7. Tolerate ambiguity.
8. Laugh at yourself frequently.
9. Concern yourself with what is right rather than who is right.
10. Never forget that, no matter how certain, you might be wrong.
11. Give up blood sports.
12. Remember that your life belongs to others as well. Don’t risk it frivolously.
13. Never lie to anyone for any reason. (Lies of omission are sometimes exempt.)
14. Learn the needs of those around you and respect them.
15. Avoid the pursuit of happiness. Seek to define your mission and pursue that.
16. Reduce your use of the first personal pronoun.
17. Praise at least as often as you disparage.
18. Admit your errors freely and soon.
19. Become less suspicious of joy.
20. Understand humility.
21. Remember that love forgives everything.
22. Foster dignity.
23. Live memorably.
24. Love yourself.
25. Endure.

Bill Moyers and Pema Chödrön

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