Is Your City Being Sold Off to Global Elites?

Mother Jones Magazine May/June 2017



            Why luxury high-rises are taking over SeattleCrosscut, February 17, 2016 (Recipient of 2017 SPJ award for Best Business Writing)

Should Arctic drilling opponents take on Shell, or our own craving for crude? Crosscut, June 1, 2015

Activists want to unionize Uber. Here are the challenges they faceCrosscut, December 4, 2015

New showdown between density and preservation advocates Crosscut, March 3, 2016

Amazon, Microsoft act to prevent exodus of female staff Crosscut, March 21, 2016



Bud Farming Backlash: Rural America’s Uneasy Embrace of Cannabis Farming Leafly, September 2016

A Wary Adaptation: Cannabis and the Small-Town Cop Leafly, September 2016

The Bayer-Monsanto Deal Won’t Eat the Cannabis Industry…Yet  Leafly, Sept 2016

Do Farmers Have a Legal Right to Grow Cannabis? Leafly, December 2016

Will Online Sales Kill the Cannabis Dispensary? Leafly, April 2017


Organic Life:

Your Guide to Solar Power (Sept/Oct 2016)



Will Technology Like Amazon’s Dash Button Make Us Stupid? Time. April 4, 2015

Money Can’t Buy You (Self) Love: The economic downturn may have slowed the trend toward narcissism–for nowPsychology Today, Sep 24, 2014

Guest: The slide toward an impulse society, thanks to big data and The Seattle Times, August 30, 2014

Why have U.S. companies become such skinflints? Los Angeles Times July 15, 2014

Instant Gratification: As the economy gets ever better at satisfying our immediate, self-serving needs, who is minding the future? The American Scholar – Cover, Autumn 2014



Spoiled: Organic and Local Is So 2008. Our industrial food system is rotten to the core. Heirloom arugula won’t save us. Here’s what willMother Jones March/April 2009

BAD SPORTS: how we learned to stop worrying and love the SUV Harper’s Magazine, April 1, 2001

The Sweet Hereafter: Our craving for sugar starves the Everglades and fattens politicians Harper’s Magazine November 1, 1999


The cost of steak Los Angeles Times April 23 2008


Your friend, the kitchen: We’ve been fed high prices and bad nutrition for too long — break free of the food industry and start cookingLos                       Angeles Times May 21, 2008


Food Fight: The four barriers to the genetically modified–food revolution—and why no one is talking about them Slate August 8 2008

Why oil is so expensive: Don’t blame OPEC. The major factors are a weak dollar and speculationThe Christian Science Monitor, December 18, 2007

The Undeclared Oil War The Washington Post June 28, 2004



The Impulse Society: American life in the Age of Instant Gratification, (Bloomsbury, NY 2014)

The End of Food (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, NY, 2008)

 The End of Oil (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, NY 2004)All



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