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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As the unfolding nuclear disaster in Japan has shown, the costs of cleanup after a nuclear meltdown are borne in large part by national governments and taxpayers rather than the industry. Paying for cleanup is just one of many hidden costs of nuclear energy that make judging the value of nuclear power difficult. Many countries, […]

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