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Is "Growth" Always Good?

Participants at the recent CivicStory forum. “Ecology & Economy: Resolving Our Climate Crisis,” question a basic assumption of economics that “growth” is good. Panelist Michael Taylor, environmental economist at Seton Hall University, explains that the environmental costs of an ever-expanding marketplace have been “externalized” and overlooked, and proposes ways to correct these omissions.

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How to Improve News? Audiences Have a Role.

News readers be wary, advises a panel of journalists at CivicStory’s Nov. 22 “News & Democracy” public forum in Summit.  “We all need to be vigilant about where we’re getting the news from," says Paula Saha, Director of Communications for the New Jersey State Bar Association, in the third of a series of excerpts from that forum. 

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News Leaders Call 'Climate' Top Issue

At the recent CivicStory forum on “News & Democracy”, the panel of multimedia journalists were in clear agreement on the single most important news story of the next five years, and that is: climate change. In the first of a series of three video excerpts from that forum, we hear the panelists’ recommendations on how to tackle that complex and nuanced story.

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