Articles by Helena Norberg-Hodge
Trump is a Symptom of Corporate Globalization
Helena Norberg-Hodge By redistributing economic and political power from corporate monopolies to millions of small businesses, localization has the power to revitalize the democratic process...
Trump: The Illusion of Change
Helena Norberg-Hodge “Only by restoring the broken connections can we be healed.” — Wendell Berry
After Brexit and Trump: Don't Demonise; Localise!
Helena Norberg-Hodge and Rupert Read Both Trump and Brexit can be explained by the failure of mainstream political elites to address the pain inflicted on ordinary citizens in the neoliberal era. But the real...
Why Global Capital Fears 'Brexit'
Helena Norberg-Hodge & Rupert Read and Thomas Wallgren While the leadership of the ‘Leave’ and ‘Remain’ camps portray their positions as fundamentally different, neither side is challenging the stranglehold of corporations that run...
The Costs of Exporting the American Dream
Helena Norberg-Hodge and Steven Gorelick “… America is a new kind of society that produces a new kind of human being. That human being – confident, self-reliant, tolerant, generous, future-oriented – is a vast...
How Globalization Fuels Terrorism and Fundamentalism
Helena Norberg-Hodge For people in the modern world, there may be nothing more difficult to comprehend than the group calling itself the Islamic State, or ISIS. The beheadings, rapes, and other...
Small Loans, Big Problems: The False Promise of Microfinance
Helena Norberg-Hodge Ever since Bill Clinton and the World Bank enthusiastically embraced the microfinance concept in the 1990s, we at Local Futures have been skeptical of its benefits, seeing it...
The Economics of Climate Change
Helena Norberg-Hodge Shifting away from an emphasis on global economic growth toward local economies provides a means to increase meaningful employment, shrink the gap between rich and poor, and...
Why We Need Big Picture Activism
Helena Norberg-Hodge Despite the countless grassroots projects already under way, the global economic juggernaut can seem too powerful to stop. But because more and more of us are becoming aware of...