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  • The Rise of Working America

    May 19, 2015

    “Labor comes before capital and deserves the higher consideration”, wrote Abraham Lincoln.  And yet for all the esteem we have for the 16th president of the United States, do we share his...

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  • The Beauty of Honest Information

    May 13, 2015

    The new Reader Magazine tells the tale of work and labor in America.  It is a tale of battling interests, negotiations, violence, and prosperity.  “Labor is Life” reads a Depression-era,...

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  • Building Solar in California

    May 04, 2015

    On November 1, 2014, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned: Continued emission of greenhouse gases will cause further warming and long-lasting changes in all components of the c...

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  • California Water Wars: A form of Asset Stripping?

    Apr 23, 2015

    In California’s epic drought, wars over water rights continue, while innovative alternatives for increasing the available water supply go untapped. Wars over California’s limited water sup...

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  • New Reader: Editor’s Note

    Feb 17, 2015

    There is growing concern that resource scarcity may lead to an acceleration of military conflicts this century.  What we are witnessing today in the Ukraine, Nigeria, and the Middle East may broaden ...

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  • Newest Reader: Publisher’s Note

    Nov 19, 2014

    The ideas you’ll read about in this issue demonstrate that small, individual actions, when made community wide, bring about an improvement of economic security that we could never accomplish wi...

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  • Propublica: The Best Reporting on California’s Drought

    Aug 30, 2014

    This year may be the driest in California in half a millennium. These reports explore how the drought is affecting agriculture, business and living conditions in the nation’s most populous state. A...

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  • Publisher’s Note: Reader Magazine

    Aug 01, 2014

    What happens when we look past our differences to what unites us?  Sometimes nothing happens, sometimes a great deal happens.  Sometimes it is work that gets done.  Problems get solved. The author ...

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  • Reader Magazine Joins The B-Corp Movement!

    Jul 10, 2014

    We chose to become a B Corp to help build a community of like-minded businesses as well as to be able to benefit from the work B-Lab has done in social, economic and environmental impact metrics, a...

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  • Publisher’s Note: A Plan For Moving $15 Trillion to Main Street

    Apr 13, 2014

    By Chris Theodore I tend to believe most of us know we have to make sure we live in a society without huge differences between rich and poor.  We feel it in our bones that power corrupts, absolute po...

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