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I subscribe to a newsletter produced under the auspices of an organization called Peak Prosperity.  The group is an offshoot from the book authored by Chris Martenson entitled, Crash Course.  In the most recent letter, Martenson revisits the data pertaining to energy availability and raises pertinent questions about what happens when we in the U.S. cross […]
I read the October issue of Envio, “the monthly magazine of analysis in Central America.”  The lead story in it takes the Nicaraguan government to task for a litany of wrongs ranging from lack of transparency to outright fabrication of untruths, including the official release of a report which sought to convince the public that […]
Winds of Peace co-founder Harold Nielsen passed away one year ago, on November 11, 2013.  We thought a remembrance of Harold would be in order, in addition to a reflection on what has transpired during the past year.  The following is dedicated to the memory of both Harold and Louise, and their presence in the […]
I attended a party last week. The gathering was in recognition of  The Minnesota Chapter of the ESOP Association.  The chapter is one of 22 chapters nationally, in the association which represents the 15,000 employee-owned companies across the country.    Minnesota has been a particularly strong chapter in the network and over its 25 years […]
Reinventing cooperativism for a world of migrants Rene Mendoza V., PhD[1] A thousand mile journey begins with a single step. Lao Tse Currently surprising is a type of migration, reverse migration, where the destination country is at war (Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan), and the country of origin is a developed country: more than three thousand children […]
Can societies counteract the environmental and climate crisis? René Mendoza V. and Peter Marchetti*   We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking that we had when we created them. Albert Einstein The Second Earth Summit in Johannesburg in 2002 ended with the Sustainable Development accords signed in the first Earth Summit in Rio […]
Collective action on terrain where things are getting complicated: Case of Peñas Blancas René Mendoza V.  The framework of coordination, science, ecology and economics, along with collective action, worked for reading the case of Miraflor in the last article. Now we are studying the case of Peñas Blancas (municipality of El Cuá), located over 1,000 […]
Collective action on terrain where things are getting complicated: Case of Miraflor René Mendoza V. *   In the previous article (“Coordination and collective action to mitigate the impact of climate change”) we worked on the framework of coordination, science, ecology and economics in the case of the CamBIO project in Central America. Now we […]

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CONCEPT PAPER
WPF concept paper final Jan 2014

For an introduction to this Concept Paper,
see CEO Steve Sheppard’s Jan. 31, 2014 blog post titled
The Difficult Work of Bridges.

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