An interview with Michael Hudson

an expensive house

on greed, debt & the inevitable housing crisis by Joseph Roberts Michael Hudson is one of the world’s leading economists. He acts as an economic advisor to governments worldwide including Greece, Iceland, Latvia and China on finance and taxation. Joseph Roberts: You wrote The Bubble and Beyond before the 2008 financial crash happened. Michael … Read more


Common Ground is an independent publication, 100% Canadian owned. It is Western Canada’s biggest and best-loved monthly magazine dedicated to health, wellness, ecology and personal growth. Common Ground’s Publisher and Senior Editor, Joseph Roberts, organized Vancouver’s first Walk for Peace and helped start Common Ground magazine in 1982. They have been making important things happen … Read more

What does the “C” in Site C Dam stand for?

by Joseph Roberts What does Site C stand for? Choose one or more of the following items: 1) Corruption 2) Cronyism 3) Corporatism 4) Christy Clark 5) Complicity 6) Con game 7) Criminality 8) Cost overruns 9) Collapse of economy 10) Corrosion 11) Committing ecocide 12) Climate change Consequences Damage to the environment, displacing productive farm land, … Read more

Jane Goodall: Mind and heart working together

a conversation with Jane Goodall by Joseph Roberts •Jane Goodall is a British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace. Considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her 55-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania. She is the … Read more

Towards the Reconciliation Bridge & Vancouver’s High Line

by Joseph Roberts • The January, 2016, edition of Common Ground contained an article about transforming the Georgia Viaduct into a Reconciliation Bridge, a symbolic link between First Nations and our invading, immigrating European culture. Our Walk for Reconciliation in 2013 drew estimates of 70,000 in the rain across our old Georgia Viaduct, inspiring this … Read more