More is Not the Answer

A video interview with Orion columnist Bill McKibben

More and more, as corporations usurp the prerogatives of sovereign peoples, and world economies spin out of control, hope can be found in the enormous resistance around the globe to an American corporate vision largely perceived to be one of parochial self-interest.

We are locked in a “titanic struggle,” says McKibben, between two very different visions of the future. The welfare of hundreds of millions of people, our own security, and the fate of the planet all hang on the outcome.

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Low-resolution Version
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Part One

Part Two

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Part One

Part Two

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A word about video & connection speeds:

If you are like most of us, your connection speed is less than desirable. Regardless, you can view either version of the interview – it just may take longer.

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