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What is the Meaning Behind These Categories?

These categories are intended to orient you to the substance of the article and to communicate our framework for understanding the endowments that constitute civic life. This “human ecology” model is at the core of the Thriving Cities Project, a research initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

The Sustainable

A Conversation with Wendell Berry and Wes Jackson

In reflecting on a life tethered to the land, Berry and Jackson offer profound reflections about the nature of friendship and meaning in the modern world.

By Joshua J. Yates | Vol. 94

The Sustainable

Drug firms poured 780M painkillers into WV amid rise of overdoses

Part 1 of Eyre’s investigation into the opioid supply chain in West Virginia.

By Eric Eyre | Vol. 93

The Sustainable

'Suspicious' drug order rules never enforced by state

Part 2 of Eyre’s investigation into the opioid supply chain in West Virginia.

By Eric Eyre | Vol. 93

The Sustainable

On Deaths of Despair

Deaths by drugs, alcohol, and suicide—what researchers call “deaths of despair”—are rising in nearly every area of the nation. How did we get here?

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 90

The Sustainable

Working class white Americans are now dying in middle age at faster rates than minority groups

Deaths by drugs, alcohol, and suicide—what researchers call “deaths of despair”—are rising in nearly every area of the nation.

By Alison Burke | Vol. 90

The Sustainable

What Happens at Home When People Can’t Depend on Stable Work

UVA sociologist Allison Pugh connects the rise in deaths of despair to the instability of America’s labor market.

By Allison J. Pugh | Vol. 90

The Sustainable

When a drug epidemic’s victims are white

Solving the heroin and opioid epidemic must begin with a frank recognition of the failures of empathy that marked previous attempts to address drug addiction in America.

By German Lopez | Vol. 90

The Sustainable

Drug firms poured 780M painkillers into WV amid rise of overdoses

Part 1 of Eyre’s investigation into the opioid supply chain in West Virginia.

By Eric Eyre | Vol. 78

The Sustainable

'Suspicious' drug order rules never enforced by state

Part 2 of Eyre’s investigation into the opioid supply chain in West Virginia.

By Eric Eyre | Vol. 78

The Sustainable

Drug maker thwarted plan to limit OxyContin prescriptions at dawn of opioid epidemic

Armstrong uncovers important documentation showing the power of pharmaceutical companies to thwart regulation from state agencies.

By David Armstrong | Vol. 78

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