Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature: over 400,000 monthly users

Frida Berrigan: A Christmas Confession

I’m Taking an Eco-Holiday From It All (and So Are My Kids)

December 21, 2021 · 2 Comments

Jessica Corbett: Cyber Monday Report Reveals Climate-Wrecking Supply Chain of US Retail Giants

Pandemic-fueled demand increases, record-breaking profits, and the supply chain crisis reveal the current maritime shipping system is ripe for transformation.

November 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

Ramzy Baroud: Why the World Is Burning

Global warming is, in large part, the outcome of a destructive pattern instigated and sustained by capitalism. The latter can only survive through unhindered consumption, inequality, greed and, when necessary, war.

August 16, 2021 · 2 Comments

Jocelyn Elise Crowley: Baby boomers are divorcing for surprisingly old-fashioned reasons

At first, Kathy, 53 years old, spoke to me calmly, but as the minutes ticked away, her voice started to crack. Her husband had a long-standing problem with alcohol. The … Continue reading

March 23, 2019 · 1 Comment

Elizabeth Currid-Halkett: Conspicuous consumption is over. It’s all about intangibles now

In 1899, the economist Thorstein Veblen observed that silver spoons and corsets were markers of elite social position. In Veblen’s now famous treatise The Theory of the Leisure Class, he … Continue reading

January 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Chris Hedges: Faces of Pain, Faces of Hope

ANDERSON, Ind.—It was close to midnight, and I was sitting at a small campfire with Sybilla and Josh Medlin in back of an old warehouse in an impoverished section of … Continue reading

October 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

Enter your email address to follow Vox Populi and receive new posts by email.

Join 10,760 other followers

Blog Stats

  • 4,520,987 hits

Archives