Varun Bhaskar is editor-in-chief of View on the Ground: a small paper dedicated to covering the global energy crisis, climate change, and local resilience. He is a strong advocate of DIY, self-sufficiency, and humanization of the economy. He was formerly an defense/intelligence analyst at two think tanks in India, before returning to the US. He is strongly concerned about the unsustainability of modern life and is part of John Michael Greer's “Green Wizard” program.
Education Government Social Change

Rebuilding Higher Education

As the American empire shakes itself apart, this generation will find itself with fewer and fewer options. Economic contraction (two words everyone should become familiar with) will eat away at every layer of this economy. Climate change will act as a threat multiplier, high-power weather patterns will destroy infrastructure, and leave less money to invest Read More…

Government Social Change

U.S. Needs to Focus on Adult Education

The United States is suffering from multiple institutional crises, all the signs of imperial decline. Homeless rates are growing, health care services are failing, and the education system has turned into a factory. According to the U.S. Department of Education there are currently 32 million adult Americans who can’t read, that’s 12% of the adult Read More…