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April 22, 2020

Update Three: The War on Small Business Escalates Via the CARES Act

In the my past two blog posts[1] on the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), which was signed into law on Friday, March 27th, I focused largely on the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP” program) and the greatly expanded Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (the …

April 22, 2020

Hate Gun Violence, Live in CT? Calls to Action from CT Against Gun Violence to Pass “Red Flag” Gun Laws in Your State

Many communities are struggling with how to find a way to balance the Second Amendment rights claimed by gun owners, with the kinds of safeguards that many on both sides of the issue call “common sense gun control.” Though we rarely hear about policies that are not at the extremes …

April 16, 2020

Planet Coronavirus: Survival, Resistance and Regeneration

By Ronnie Cummins, author of Grassroots Rising: A Call to Action on Climate, Farming, Food, and a Green New Deal, and originally appeared on the Organic Consumers Association website. It has been adapted for the web. “There are times in history when sudden events—natural disasters, economic collapses, pandemics, wars, famines—change everything. They change politics, …

April 16, 2020

Developing These Skills of Resiliency Will Help Prepare You for Anything

There are times in life when we wake up and realize we no longer recognize the world around us. When life throws us such curveballs, resiliency is what determines if we sink or swim. But what is resiliency exactly, and how do we foster it? The following is an excerpt is from The …

April 16, 2020

How Overconsumption of Our Planet’s Finite Resources Worsens Pandemics

By Dennis Meadows, co-author of Limits to Growth:The 30-Year Update. It has been adapted for the web Forty-eight years ago I led an 18-month study at MIT on the causes and consequences of growth in population and material production on the planet earth through the year 2100. “If the present growth trends … …

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