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Dawn Allen

Dawn Allen
Dawn Allen is a freelance writer and editor who is passionate about sustainability, political economy, gardening, traditional craftwork, and simple living. She and her husband are currently renovating a rural homestead in southeastern Michigan.
Last week, the FDA clarified its rule banning free e-cig samples. With this abstinence-minded policy, we're “saving the children” but abandoning adults.
The Chamber of Commerce might conjure up images of small business and good conservatism, but the companies interested in real conservation are leaving.
Pestilence, War, Famine and Death: the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse don't ever seem to take a vacation during these Interesting Times, do they?
Prescription drug prices are rising with no end in sight. What can be done to control costs while preserving care for as many people as possible?
Cleaning up messes is expensive, but people want cheap stuff. It's cheaper for companies to let us pay the cost less directly, via subsidies and suffering.
Whole Foods is back in the news. Recently, the beleaguered corporate pawn and shell of a once-awesome grocery retailer washed up on the shore of our newsfeeds with a couple reports worth noticing: a data breach and an allegedly wrongful termination.
After arresting dozens in St. Louis, police chanted Whose Streets? Our Streets! Police are supposed to serve the public, so who are the masters?
When incompetent and shady businesses leave customers over a barrel in order to make a profit or stifle competition, we lose, but who are the masters?
When the government can freely perform data searches on citizens but those seeking records via the Freedom of Information Act get sued, who are the masters?
A 2004 study shows that our food supply has become less nutritious over time. Why? There are a number of ideas, from breeding to soil to atmospheric carbon.