Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

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audubon-flannery

Are Humans Doomed to Destroy Themselves?

A review of Tim Flannery's Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet.
climate_hope

In Review: Ted Nace’s Climate Hope

On the front lines in the fight against coal
soul_of_a_citizen

Soul of a Citizen: A Review

Paul Rogat Loeb's well-regarded 1999 book on activism is out in a revised and updated edition.
UFW

Four Ways of Looking at an Aztec Eagle

The contested legacy of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers.

The Robber Barons of Social Change

Should advocates of progressive transformation adopt market values and business know-how? (A review of Small Change: Why Business Won't Save the World by Michael Edwards.)
solnit_paradise

A Utopia of Caring

Rebecca Solnit explores how our responses to disasters can point the way to a better society. (A review of A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster.)
yunus

The Godfather of Microcredit

Is Muhammad Yunus selling ''free market'' neoliberalism in the guise of liberal do-gooderism?
ferguson

The Ascent of Niall Ferguson

In his new "financial history of the world" a historian famous for celebrating empire turns to praise the wonders of capital.
unjust_deserts

Spreading the Wealth

A review of Unjust Deserts: How the Rich Are Taking Our Common Inheritance And Why We Should Take It Back
chang_sachs

Contagious Defections

How far will mainstream economics go in breaking with the increasingly discredited Washington Consensus?