With Liberty and Dividends For All

Jobs alone can’t sustain a large middle class in the future—there just aren’t, and won’t be, enough good-pay­­ing jobs to do that. If we want to retain a large middle class in America, we must supplement labor income with non-labor income. The best way to do that is with dividends from wealth we own together.


Describes how teenagers are recruited, trained and turned into pawns of American foreign policy, and argues for a right to conscientious objection to specific wars.
climate solutions

Climate Solutions

Demystifies climate policy so that citizens can play an active role in forming it. Describes local, state and national policy options and encour­ages citizens to get involved.

Capitalism 3.0

Proposes a new operating system for capitalism in which critical eco­systems would be man­aged by trusts on behalf of future gener­ations and all living persons equally.
who owns the sky

Who Owns the Sky?

Argues that the atmo­sphere is a commons and that by treating it as such, we can curb greenhouse gas emissions while paying dividends to everyone. Calls for creation of a sky trust to manage America’s share of the atmosphere on behalf of future generations and all Americans equally.
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The People’s Land

Two hundred years ago, America envisioned itself as a demo­cratic nation of independent land owners. Today, in many places, giant absentee landlords—timber companies, railroads, energy and agri­business corporations—dominate the lives of local residents. This book delineates both the history of land ownership in America and potential ways to broaden it.

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Don’t bet the planet on carbon taxes

Between 1994 and 2014, the global price of oil tripled, yet U.S. oil burning barely budged. While higher prices re­duced per ca­pita consumption, they didn’t cut aggregate consumption. To do that we need to put a declining physical limit on carbon entering our economy.

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