Jim Hickey

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Three times, Justmeans readers have encountered direct depictions of the ravages of Depleted Uranium(DU), or mediated accounts of those travesties, or epidemiological and epistemological explorations of DU's impacts. Today, this epitome of the precise opposite of sustainable business takes a new, dark bow, in the form of the first of a three-piece narrative of the heroes who are fighting for...


7 years 11 months ago

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From the inception of these essays a few months ago, this humble correspondent has made clear the connection among energy, political economy, and empire. Even in the most respectful examination of the life of an American solar hero, THC and hence his readers learned of at times almost insidious links between 'foreign aid' and 'humanitarian missions' and obvious imperial purposes.

More so than in any other sector of the world--historically even to a...


7 years 11 months ago

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These pages, at various junctures ranging from an institutional history of the TVA in relation to sustainable business to examinations of a particular industry such as coal to a deconstruction of the meaning and utility of a common trope about common carbon energy forms...


7 years 11 months ago

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Repeatedly in these pages, readers have had a chance to note the profound linkages between cultural output and both sociopolitical events more...


7 years 11 months ago

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Throughout this humble correspondent's productive work on Justmeans, examples of Appalachian models have appeared, ranging from the ...


7 years 11 months ago


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Once again, after injecting political-economy into a movie that sought to bury matters political and economic out of sight, much to this humble correspondent's chagrin, not to mention to the detriment of more than a fluffy-feel-good film, THC is taking readers down another historical rabbit hole. Just recently, anyone who wanted had a bit of a media journey and an introduction to the World Trade Organization(WTO) in contemporary life.

This is the first of...


7 years 11 months ago

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Without exception, every essay that emanates from these fingers concerns how social transformation might yield sustainable business, renewable energy, and so forth. For the most part, the aggregate 'Tag Lines' of the work of this humble correspondent add up to a set of component parts of a transformative process.

These articles have proffered at least a dozen different formulations, repeatedly present, that suggest ways of developing 'change worth believing in,' to coin a phrase. But in essence, all of these ideas have come down to one of two...


7 years 11 months ago

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While today's story will not, by any means, be the last that readers will hear of the the Tennessee Valley Authority(TVA), it does represent the culmination of an abbreviated four part history of the agency. The original article focused on the Southern and Appalachian background, while also providing JustMeans gambolers with the Depression-era great works that radicals and technicians managed to bring to pass, all the while involving communities in a democratic process of policy and...


7 years 11 months ago

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When I picked up William Greider's Secrets of the Temple, his discursive explication of the Federal Reserve System, I had forgotten how the author had structured the volume. To my surprise, practically speaking the entire first chapter concerned the...


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