Most Recent Articles - YES!

YES! has a positive solution-oriented focus. We reframe issues, reflect diverse human-scale stories, and offer tools for people to use and to pass along. Here are our most recent articles and blogs.

Money from Nothing
by James Robertson
Supplying money should be a public service, not a cash cow for banks.
Thrift and Shift: 2 Ways to Prioritize the Economy
by Alisa Gravitz
A different recipe is needed-with fresh priorities: let’s make things that last, and shift to a new green engine, that provides well-being for all.
The New Economy Starts Now
by Sarah van Gelder
The new economy is about increasing quality of life, improving health, and restoring the environment.
3 Ways to Invest in Your Community
by Jeff Golden
Jeff Golden suggests ways you can revive the old classic: community investment.
New Economy, New Ways to Do Money
In the new economy there are better ways to get money circulating. Here are examples that are already working in several communities.
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Visual Learning: Salt of the Earth
by Lilja Otto
This Visual Learning Lesson will get your students thinking about the dilemmas of poor countries with rich natural resources.
Connect and Engage: Teaching about Today's Economy
by Jing Fong
Here are lessons plans and curriculum to help your students better understand the cause and effects of the current housing upheaval, the concepts of work (what kind of work is paid?) and workplace, and definitions of wealth.
Marshmallows and Gratification
A TED talk by Joachim de Posada.
Health Care That Is Just Too Good
by Brooke
What opponents of the "public option" are saying now.
Anthropology 101: How to Change the World
by Tom Murphy
Professor Tom Murphy wanted his students to reconnect with nature. Now, they work beside farmers, fishermen, wastewater technicians, environmental groups, and Native American leaders through an award-winning service learning program.
Teaching Economics As If People Mattered
by Jing Fong
United for a Fair Economy’s (UFE) economic education curricula and workshops are dynamic resources for high school and adult continuing education teachers, and college faculty.
Why Businesses and Economists Are Backing the Health Care "Public Option" Why Businesses and Economists Are Backing the Health Care "Public Option"
by Brooke
Economists and small business leaders are stepping up their support for an option they say could save the economy.
The New Economy Won't Be Like the Last One
by Sarah van Gelder
The new economy is built on new forms of money, and on democratic finance and business.
Why This Crisis May Be Our Best Chance to Build a New Economy
by David Korten
Wall Street is bankrupt. Instead of trying to save it, we can build a new economy that puts money and business in the service of people and the planet—not the other way around.