This week in OtherWords, Marjorie E. Wood weighs in on how siphon-up economics is hurting us all and Chuck Collins and Lisa Renstrom explain why individual investors need to divest their oil, gas, and coal assets and invest in climate solutions.

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  1. Make Your Investments Fuel Change / Lisa Renstrom and Chuck Collins
    We’re igniting some Wall Street heat.
  2. Corporate Tax Deserters / Richard Kirsch
    A growing number of companies are pretending to move abroad and shortchanging us all.
  3. Making Windmills out of Warplanes / Ellen Powell
    The federal government needs to cut military spending to free up the money needed to meet the climate challenge.
  4. The Scourge of Siphon-Up Economics / Marjorie E. Wood
    Addressing inequality head-on will put our nation’s wealth back where it belongs — with all of us.
  5. Some Serious Potty Talk / Jill Richardson
    Composting toilets would save water and, uh, resources.
  6. The Little Train That Won’t / Jim Hightower
    The Republican party’s refusal to invest in America’s collapsing infrastructure is a recipe for disaster.
  7. Forcing an Island of Peace to Host a Billion-Dollar Military Base / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
    Uncle Sam is wrecking a great deal of South Korea’s top tourist destination.
  8. Destroying a Bridge to Somewhere / Khalil Bendib cartoon

    America's Fraying Infrastructure, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

    Destroying a Bridge to Somewhere, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib


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Emily Schwartz Greco

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