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The New Economy
This downturn marks the end of an unsustainable economy. There is an alternative… Meet the activists, visionaries, and upstarts building something new: an economy that puts people first and works within the carrying capacity of the Earth. Summer 2009.
The YES! Breakthrough 15
Meet the justice warriors, eco-innovators, happiness architects, and change artists who are transforming the way we live.
Even with climate change and growing populations, there’s enough for everyone if we work together toward these 3 big ideas: keep it clean, use it wisely, and share it fairly.
What Does It Mean to Be an American Now?
The Soul of America by Jacob Needleman, American Women by Sally Roesch Wagner, A Place for Dignity by Carol Estes, and an interview with Harry Belafonte. Spring 2002.
What Happy Families Know
It was never easy for families to make it on their own. As the economy becomes more turbulent and America diversifies, many people are embracing new family values. We are learning to care for, love, and bring into our families people who come from different cultures or ethnicities, are gay or straight, are blood relatives or relatives by choice.
What Is The Good Life?
Is the American Dream really the good life? Is there a way to live the good life that both brings happiness and requires far less of the earth? Can the quest for the good life be a completely private matter? Summer 2004.
What Makes a Great Place?
Imagine a city where music, theater, and festivals celebrate the rainbow of cultures, where creeks run through and fresh produce comes in daily from nearby farms, where young and old gather in the great places of their community. Summer 2005.
What Would Democracy Look Like?
Vandan Shiva on Earth Democracy and clean elections. Lani Guinier on redefining power, citizenship, and the end of poverty. Winter 2003.
What Would Nature Do?
Industrial societies have spent several centuries trying to conquer nature. Instead, we’ve produced mass extinctions, climate change, and pollution. What’s a better way for humans to live on Earth? Nature is telling us, if only we would listen.
Whose water? The answer may be one that is both simple and full of implications—water belongs to everyone and to no one. It is fundamentally a commons, which we all must care for, but which none of us can own. Winter 2004.
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