Archive for Learning

Video: The Spirit Level – Income Inequality & Social Justice

The correlation between income inequality and social problems in the 23 richest nations on earth is portrayed in this video. Studies show that the richest nation in the world, the United States, has the widest range of income inequality and ranks highest in social problems. What has happened to our declaration that “all (men) are […]

Videos: Peak Moment TV

Peak Moment Television online offers a wealth of examples of real action in community.

Cookbook: Oats, Peas, Beans and Barley

A great cookbook for eating cheap and healthy in hard times

Small Group Guides: Northwest Earth Institute

The Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI) is a national leader in the development of innovative programs that empower individuals and organizations to transform culture toward a sustainable and enriching future.  Today, NWEI offers nine discussion guides for small groups. NWEI’s self-guided discussion courses are suitable for workplaces, universities, homes, faith centers, neighborhoods, and community centers.  NWEI […]

Video: Go Figure – What Would It Cost to Save the World?

Instead of investing in other global priorities, we’ve spent $1.6 trillion on the military.

Video: What’s the Economy For, Anyway?

Ecological economist Dave Batker questions whether GDP is an adequate measure of society’s well-being and suggests workable alternatives.

Thoughts on Debt, by David Graeber

For thousands of years, the struggle between rich and poor has largely taken the form of conflicts between creditors and debtors

Videos: TED Talks, Conversations, and More

Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world.

Video: If the Federal Budget Were Oreos… by Ben Cohen

Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream presents this delicious take on US spending with the fine folks of True Majority.

Video: Peak Oil, Visually Explained

A Quick 3 minute video visually explaining Peak Oil, what oil is used for, and what the future may hold with regards to Peak Oil. This is the culmination of a year-long thesis project looking at how Graphic Design can help communicate a complex topic such as Peak Oil.