Sacred Headwaters: Brief Hiatus and a FavorHi team, For those of you that don’t know, I’m a significant portion of the way through completing a Master’s degree in Ecological Design Thinki…
The "individual carbon footprint" is a concept that has become ubiquitous over the last two decades. Does it actually help us decarbonize, or is it a n…
Locking vaccine production down with intellectual property restrictions is devastating the Global South and driving virus mutation. Almost everyone see…
Corporate sustainability is a big industry and a big part of many businesses, and it has been since long before the rise of "net zero." Do these effort…
The last few years have seen rapid growth in net zero commitments and net zero’s prevalence in discourse. Is that good, or is net zero functioning as a…
Housing unaffordability is in large part driven by financialization, but financialization is a macro-scale process with complex drivers. How can we dec…
The increasing role of finance in residential housing has had transformative effects across the global economy over the last few decades. What are they…
Densification, green building standards, and transit planning are important climate actions. But paradoxically, if affordability isn't a key tenet, the…
The term "neoliberalism" is increasingly common even in mainstream discourse (and in this newsletter). What exactly does it refer to, and how did it gr…
International debt and institutions like the IMF and the World Bank have played key roles in the world's least developed countries over the last 70 yea…
New Year, Same ProblemsHappy new year folks! Apologies that there is no new issue of Sacred Headwaters today, I ended up taking a much-needed break over the holidays. …
We tend to think of money as a tool that facilitates exchange, and of debt as a simple representation of money. But some authors argue that money and c…