Tag Archives: Wendell Berry

Conservation and the Economic Landscapes of Bainbridge Island

Jon Quitslund I began this post months ago and left it half finished.  I’ve come back to it now with new enthusiasm; what I’m writing about pertains directly to work on the Housing element of the Comprehensive Plan (on the … Continue reading

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The Comprehensive Plan’s Economic Element

Jon Quitslund Thinking about what can be done to improve the Economic element in our Comprehensive Plan has been intimidating.  I’ve been up against the limits of my own understanding of the subject, and also aware that there are limits … Continue reading

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“A Lot of Live Wires in the Room”

Jon Quitslund I have two topics in this essay; maybe I should call them ‘areas of interest’ rather than topics.  I want to write from my impressions at the end of the six ‘Listening Sessions’ that have brought groups of … Continue reading

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The Future of Freedom

Jon Quitslund I’ve begun this on the eve of this year’s observation of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.  At church this morning, the service was dedicated to Dr. King, and a passage from one of his speeches was … Continue reading

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After “Aftershock”: Responding to Robert Reich

Jon Quitslund Robert Reich’s Aftershock; The Next Economy and America’s Future (2010; updated for the Vintage Books paperback, 2011) is one among many books published by economists and public policy experts since the devastating collapses of financial institutions and the … Continue reading

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Metaphors for Economic Activity

Jon Quitslund “An economy isn’t a machine; it’s a garden.” The quotation at the head of this post comes from an op-ed piece by Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer in the New York Times for July 11th: “The Machine and … Continue reading

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Notes on My Reading: Connect the Dots

Jon Quitslund I don’t have time to prepare a typical ‘think piece,’ so as a placeholder I’m putting out a few quotations that have captured my attention, together with comments and a description of the piece I will post before … Continue reading

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