Inspiring our Work: A Few Interesting Reads

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Veterans, water protectors and the independent media facing riot police. Photo by Rob Wilson.

One of the things that fuels our hearts and minds over here at The Sustainable Economies Law Center is reading the writing of others about the work and the research we need to reinvent economic systems.

As a new monthly feature we'll share some of what we're reading and finding interesting. If you read (or write) an article you'd like to share on Next Legal please send the link to me!

Thanks to Chris Tittle for this month's links!

Why have all attempts to fix Britain’s housing crisis failed? Look to the land
from The Guardian by
Brief exploration of the role of land in modern economies and why it needs to be decommodified to address the interconnected crises of growing inequality, homelessness, and economic decline.

Water Is Life: The Story of Standing Rock Won’t Go Away
from yes! Magazine  by
"The Dakota Access pipeline is set and oil will flow. But this is not the only fight about water, and Standing Rock is only one chapter somewhere in the middle of a long story. "

Divisions Of Labor
from The New York Times by Barbara Ehrenreich
Long-form journalism on the new working class, new forms of labor organizing, and potential solutions to growing inequality such as universal basic income.