Seidman, Peter

Peter is a freelance writer/journalist who writes a weekly column for the Pacific Sun.

A Whole New Deal - Can Eco Economics Green Us Out of the Great Recession?

By Peter Seidman
Pacific Sun

About two years ago, a group of North Bay residents gathered around a table in a Novato restaurant to talk about missed opportunities.

The idea that old paradigms aren't meeting the unprecedented economic and environmental challenges facing the North Bay today was the topic of the meeting. "I called a bunch of people," says Norman Solomon, "and we met in the back room of the restaurant. There were about 20 people around the table for a few hours."

The group talked about how constituencies such as organized labor and other advocates for workers' rights, the environment, social justice and economic justice, while tending their own fields, weren't cross-pollinating.