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ArticleA Wealthy Capitalist on Why Money Doesn't Trickle Down
Nick Hanauer, venture capitalist and self-described “plutocrat,” says a healthy economy and an effective democracy depend on a thriving middle class of workers.
Located in Issues / End of Poverty
ArticleCan We Keep the Internet Free?
The struggle to save the world's greatest communication network.
Located in Issues / Power of Story
Article Troff document4 Signs Net Neutrality Isn't Dead (Despite an FCC Proposal You're Not Going to Like)
They didn't get the proposal they wanted from the FCC. But proponents of a fair and open Internet made important strikes, and the debate is just getting started.
Located in People Power
Article Pascal source codeEscape from an L.A. Sweatshop: How Modern-Day Slaves Become Lobbyists
Lured from Mexico into forced labor at an American factory, Flor Molina’s human trafficking story was typical. What’s remarkable is what she did next.
Located in Issues / The Human Cost of Stuff
Article Octet StreamThese Young People Are Pioneering Appalachia's Post-Coal Economy
The Appalachian Transition Fellows are young people who will spend this year building diverse job opportunities in the coal-country counties that need them most.
Located in Commonomics
ArticleThe Economy of Smallness: Making Economic Exchange a Loving Human Interaction
Philadelphia restauranteur and local economies movement leader Judy Wicks on making good and doing good.
Located in Issues / The Human Cost of Stuff
ArticlePete Seeger Interview: How Can I Keep from Singing?
At the age of 94, Pete Seeger has passed away. Sarah van Gelder interviewed him in 2007 on a life of music and the power of millions of small changes.
Located in Issues / Climate Solutions
ArticleComic: How Big Media Drowned Out the Rest of Us
Today, six corporations own most of our media—but we could be poised to take it back.
Located in Issues / Power of Story
Article Troff document7 Ways to Get Happy—Without Costing the Planet
The starting point is to realize we have choices—like meaningful work, authentic relationships, and gratitude.
Located in Happiness
ArticleDiscipline With Dignity: Oakland Classrooms Try Healing Instead of Punishment
As executive director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, Fania Davis sees programs like hers as part of the way to end the school-to-prison pipeline.
Located in Issues / Education Uprising