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How to Fix Democracy with Paul Collier
"I don't do nostalgia [for the days of when capitalism seemed to be fairer]. I don't want to look back and cling to the past... However, there was a fairer system post-War [World II]."
How to Fix Democracy with Richard D. Wolff
"You have markets in feudalism. You have markets in slavery. To celebrate the market doesn't tell you what organization of production and distribution of services a system has."
How to Fix Democracy with Amity Shlaes
"As you can see from the stock market response, even the $2 trillion stimulus [during the coronavirus pandemic] did not save us. I tend to think that the private sector is going to be the salvation and that the market already recognizes that."
How to Fix Democracy with Sarah Miller
"In the 1970s, the legacy of the New Deal had petered out. A new generation of leadership had come into Washington that did not have at the center this antagonistic, skeptical approach toward concentrated corporate and economic power."
Case Study: Wet'suwet'en
In the final installment of the "Rights and Resistance: The Ongoing Fight for Indigenous Sovereignty" series, host and Senior Fellow Roo George-Warren takes a closer look at the contemporary protests against pipelines by the Wet'suwet'en using lessons learned from the first three webinars to analyze an example of current indigenous resistance.
How to Fix Democracy with Sir Angus Deaton
"We've known since the 1950s and 60s that the market cannot deliver healthcare and it doesn't... this is one of the serious forces undermining democracy in America today"
Environmental Justice and Food Sovereignty: Indigenous Leadership in Healing the Land
In the third installment of the webinar series "Rights and Resistance: The Ongoing Fight for Indigenous Sovereignty," host and Senior Fellow Roo George-Warren discusses the long history of indigenous peoples stewarding the land and how we can learn from them.
Unsettling Human Rights: UNDRIP and the Responsibilities of State to Indigenous Communities
In the second installment of the webinar series "Rights and Resistance: The Ongoing Fight for Indigenous Sovereignty," host and Senior Fellow Roo George-Warren discusses the fraught history of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Humanity in Action Press
Discover some of the publications from our in-house publisher:
On People with Disabilities
What would happen if Hermione Granger was a girl with a disability? Why is disability is rarely discussed in terms of diversity? Who are people with disabilities?
Pre-Genocide - Warnings and Readiness to Protect
An anthology of personal interpretations, by researchers and writers, about alarm bells and the readiness to protect prior to genocides. The essays in this volume focus on the 1930s before the Holocaust in Germany, Poland, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands and Denmark - as well as the years before the genocides in Armenia, Cambodia, Kurdistan, Rwanda and Bosnia.
Shifting Paradigms: Humanity in Action Senior Fellows on Policy and Pluralism Across Borders
Shifting Paradigms is a volume of diverse articles on cross-border policy and pluralism written by Humanity in Action Senior Fellows.
Two Trees in Jerusalem
Cornelia Schmalz-Jacobsen in her touching account "Two Trees in Jerusalem" tells about the resistance of her parents, Donata and Eberhard Helmrich, against the horrors of National Socialism.
Transatlantic Perspectives on Diplomacy and Diversity
Recognizing the intensification of transnational conflicts that both violently divide and intimately link our global communities, this book is a collection of diverse essays, which tackle international relations and migration.
Reflections on the Holocaust
The first book published by Humanity in Action, Reflections on the Holocaust is a collection of essays from Humanity in Action Fellows, Senior Fellows, Board members and lecturers from 1997 to 2010.