04.21:top.10.reads

Why We Should Banish Larry Summers from Public Life | CommonDreams.org. By Naomi Klein

t r u t h o u t | Disney, Casino Capitalism and the Exploitation of Young Boys: Beyond the Politics of Innocence.

t r u t h o u t | As Multiple-Death Shootings Surge, Congress Looks Away.

Industrial Strength Solution | Mother Jones.

WHEN I PENNED The Green Consumer in 1990, I helped advance the notion that we could solve our planet’s environmental problems by making good purchasing choices. That we could, in other words, shop our way to environmental health. “By choosing carefully, you can have a positive impact on the environment without significantly compromising your way of life,” I wrote. “That’s what being a Green Consumer is all about.”

I fought the good fight. Twenty years later, I’m thinking of waving the white flag. Green consumerism, it seems, was one of those well-intended passing fancies, testament to Americans’ never-ending quest for simple, quick, and efficient solutions to complex problems.

Pop Culture Shards From the Trash Heap of History | Mother Jones.

Our Own Waste Enemy | Mother Jones.

Truthdig – Ear to the Ground – Apple Goes to War. Apple Goes to the Dark Side.

Truthdig – Arts and Culture – ‘Creepy’ Karl Rove on Meghan McCain’s Twitter Trail.    Karl Rove, Twitter Creep – The Daily Beast.

Truthdig – Arts and Culture – Chesa Boudin on Growing Up Radical. [a book review, looks good]

Jezebel – Animal Advocate Doesn’t See Why Veganism Is So Difficult To Do – Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson.

In an interview with Salon, veganism advocate Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson explains why meat eaters mock vegans, why Michael Pollan is wrong, and why he thinks things are getting better for animals. Masson says omnivores make fun of vegans “because of a bad conscience. I think to some extent people think: ‘You know, they’re probably right, but, boy, would it be inconvenient for me.'” And according to Masson, omnivores should have a bad conscience.

Don’t have a cow! | Salon Life.

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