Food, Place, and Self: Exploring the Ethics of Eating Local

Written by Emma Lietz Bilecky //  What does it mean to practice justice… through food? The question is a complicated one. Eating well is often an act entangled in a slew of privilege, requiring in the first place basic access to wholesome and healthy food. The economics of industrial agriculture and commodity markets have shaped food … Continue reading Food, Place, and Self: Exploring the Ethics of Eating Local

The Power of the Collective: A Conversation with Calvin Allen

A Conversation with Calvin Allen //  How did you get into community-based and collective action work, and where has that led you? Calvin: Actually it was here in Durham—it’s funny, I was just telling this story. I was part of this really amazing group of young adults who had just graduated from college. I had … Continue reading The Power of the Collective: A Conversation with Calvin Allen

Economics Upside Down: A Conversation with Andrew Trump

A Conversation with Andrew Trump //  SC: Andrew, can you tell us about your journey and work in Cambodia, the Philippines, and Hawaii? Andrew:  I graduated with a degree in Economics from Wheaton [Wheaton College, IL], and, during my senior year, I spent six months in rural Cambodia interning for an organization that did agricultural … Continue reading Economics Upside Down: A Conversation with Andrew Trump

Theme Overview: Economics – Seeing the People Behind the Numbers

At first glance, economics seems like it’s all about numbers: the value of a stock, the interest on a loan, or supply and demand. One might not think that a discipline so numbers-focused can also be used to work powerful acts of justice. The three writers featured here know that behind the numbers are people. … Continue reading Theme Overview: Economics – Seeing the People Behind the Numbers