My editorial notebook today (www.sacbee.com/opinion) features visionary Paul Hawken, co-founder of the Smith & Hawken garden supply company who went on to found software firms, write books such as "Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution," and head the Natural Capital Institute. He says America has choices for two ways to go: toward demogoguery or toward a coming together again to build a society that "pays forward."
Here's where he talks about how the downturn provides an opportunity to look at the country's "shadow" side:
Here's where he talks about how we're "losing a bad life" in the downturn:
Here's where he talks about money as not a measurement of people or nature: