Biography

Bruce Cooperstein is professor of mathematics at University of California, Santa Cruz, where he has taught since 1975. In addition to his mathematical specialties in group theory and incidence geometry, he is interested in the interaction between education, politics, economics, and ecology.

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Reviewing Journey to Earthland by Paul Raskin, Tellus Institute, 2016 Journey to Earthland by Paul Raskin is a short read but no less inspiring in its hopeful tone and stimulation of the imagination. In the words of the author it is, at the same time, “essay, narrative, and manifesto” (page iv). The author will be […]

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Reviewing Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future by Martin Ford The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee   “Those jobs are going, and they ain’t coming back,” from My Hometown by Bruce Springsteen.   A …

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The following is the first of an occasional series of pieces on educational transformation. This one examines the work of Dr. Drew Epstein, who is a Professor of Social Psychology and Utopian Thinking at North California University, Oyster Bay (NCUOB). He is also the founder and director of the Education for the Future Project, which […]

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An eternal trait of men is the need for vision and readiness to follow it; and if men are not given the right vision, they will follow wandering fires. – Sir Richard Livingstone Where there is no vision, the people perish. – Proverbs 29:18 One cannot construct what one cannot image. – Lawrence Goodwyn To […]

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Maude Barlow, the author of Blue Planet, is the chair of the board of Food and Water Watch, founder of the Blue Planet Project, a much honored and tireless human rights activist, and a recipient of the 2005 Right Livelihood Award (the “alternative Nobel Peace Prize”), as well as numerous other commendations. She is also […]

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