Kenny Ausubel – May The Farce Be With You
“As we confront the sorrows of our time, there’s authentic hope in nature’s solutions, and in each other. It’s times like these when the nobility of the human soul swells to meet the moment.”
Bioneers’ founder takes us on one of his renowned, tour de force surveys of the current zeitgeist, this time masterfully tracking the diabolical machinations of the fossil fuel industry and oligarchs seeking to derail global economic decarbonization, but offering us genuine pathways to building a green and just world together, if we put our shoulders to the wheel.
This talk was delivered at the 2023 Bioneers Conference. Read a written version of this talk here.
Kenny Ausubel, CEO and founder (in 1990) of Bioneers, is an award-winning social entrepreneur, journalist, author and filmmaker. Co-founder and first CEO of the organic seed company, Seeds of Change, his film (and companion book) Hoxsey: When Healing Becomes a Crime helped influence national alternative medicine policy. He has edited several books and written four, including, most recently, Dreaming the Future: Reimagining Civilization in the Age of Nature.
Manuel Pastor – Solidarity Economics: Mutuality, Movements and Momentum
In this Bioneers 2021 keynote, Manuel Pastor, one of the nation’s most influential progressive thought leaders, activists and scholars, proposes that drawing on our instincts for connection and community can actually help create a more robust, sustainable, and equitable economy.
Democracy v. Plutocracy: Behind Every Great Fortune Lies a Great Crime
In this podcast episode featuring Thom Hartmann, Stacy Mitchell, and Maurice BP-Weeks, we travel back and forth in time to explore the battle between democracy and plutocracy that goes back to the very founding of the United States. In today’s new Gilded Age of rule by the wealthy, rising anti-trust movements are challenging the stranglehold of corporate monopoly.