Beware of “isms”

The Cooperative Society Newsletter September 2019, Issue 18 by E.G. Nadeau Far too often, people use the same words, but mean very different things. This can be confusing, even dangerous, especially in the world of politics. With the lead-up to the 2020 presidential and congressional elections in the United States, it is particularly timely toContinue reading “Beware of “isms””

Is Repression an Inevitable Part of China’s Domestic Rule? Not Necessarily.

The Cooperative Society Newsletter July 2019, Issue 17 by E.G. Nadeau A friend and I visited China as tourists in April of this year. Our itinerary included the south-central part of the country, Hong Kong, Tibet, Beijing, and a hike on the Great Wall. China is impressively modern in many ways – shiny new airports,Continue reading “Is Repression an Inevitable Part of China’s Domestic Rule? Not Necessarily.”

Community Solar Cooperatives in Developing Countries

The Cooperative Society Newsletter May 2019, Issue 15 by E.G. Nadeau  This paper provides a brief overview of recent and prospective changes in access to electricity in developing countries. These changes can contribute to the goal of worldwide electrification by 2030. One of these changes is the increasing development of community solar cooperatives that provideContinue reading “Community Solar Cooperatives in Developing Countries”

Developing Strategies for U.S. and Global Green New Deals

The Cooperative Society Newsletter January 2019, Issue 13 by E.G. Nadeau, Ph.D. We’ve written two books about the societal transformation that we believe is taking place. Our hypotheses are based on our research of seven broad sets of variables such as economic power, the environment, quality of life, and more. If this is of interestContinue reading “Developing Strategies for U.S. and Global Green New Deals”

Can We Electrify the World by 2030?

The Cooperative Society Newsletter September 2018, Issue 11 by E.G. Nadeau, Ph.D. A little over a billion people have no access to electricity. That’s 1/7th of the world’s population. There are hundreds of millions more whose energy is unreliable, dirty, unhealthy, inadequate, unsustainable, and/or expensive – for example, kerosene, diesel, wood, and candles.[1] At theContinue reading “Can We Electrify the World by 2030?”

Businesses With A Heart

The Cooperative Society Newsletter January 2018, Issue 7 E.G. Nadeau The underlying theme of the first Cooperative Society newsletter article of 2018 is that private-sector organizations can do good and do well at the same time. Companies in the Forbes Global 2000 can create social and environmental benefits as well as provide financial returns toContinue reading “Businesses With A Heart”

Tax and Spend – Fairly and Effectively

The Cooperative Society Newsletter September 2017, Issue 5 by E.G. Nadeau Did you know that the United States has one of the highest educational costs per student of all of the countries in the world? Despite these big expenditures, American kids score badly on literacy, numeracy, and problem solving compared to most other developed countries.[1]Continue reading “Tax and Spend – Fairly and Effectively”