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.

Mondragón Worker-Cooperatives Decide How to Ride Out a Downturn
by Georgia Kelly, Shaula Massena
Mondragón Cooperative Corporation: Look who makes the profits.
Worker Co-ops: Green and Just Jobs You Can Own
by James Trimarco, Jill Bamburg
A South Bronx worker co-op turns trash into treasure.
New Economy, New Ways to Work
Worker co-ops are enjoying a resurgence. And instead of flying off to distant shareholders, the profits go to the worker/owners who keep them circulating close to home.
Invest Locally: Put Your Money Where Your Life Is
by Michael Shuman
Americans want to invest locally: here’s how.
My Best Investments Are Down The Street
by Judy Wicks
Social activist and local living economies advocate Judy Wicks shares her investment secrets.
Small Banks, Radical Vision
by Zach Carter
Local banks can change the world, one investment at a time.
Dollars with Good Sense: DIY Cash
by Judith Schwartz
Three ways ordinary people are printing their own money without breaking the law.
Busted: 9 Economy Myths
What the old economy didn’t do for us—and what a sustainable economy could do.
People Power Pushed the New Deal
by Sarah Anderson
Roosevelt didn’t come up with all those progressive programs on his own.
Jump Starting Racial Justice
by Terry Keleher
Two especially promising solutions to racism are public reconciliation processes, like the one made famous in South Africa, and proactive racial impact planning and analysis now being employed widely in the United Kingdom.
Tribute to Thomas Berry Tribute to Thomas Berry
by Sarah van Gelder
Thomas Berry, priest, scholar of Asian and indigenous spiritual traditions, and cultural historian died June 1, 2009 in his hometown of Greensboro, North Carolina.
The Climate Crisis
by Madeline Ostrander
What Would it Look Like to Do Everything We Can Imagine?
Nuke Test Makes Nuclear Abolition More Important Than Ever
by Joe Copeland
North Korea’s firing of a short-range nuclear missile in May 2009 makes it even more urgent that we eliminate nuclear weapons from all the countries of the world—including all members of today’s nuclear club.
You Are Brilliant, and the Earth is Hiring
by Paul Hawken
The Commencement Address by Paul Hawken to the Class of 2009, University of Portland, May 3, 2009
At EPA Hearings and in Congress, Public and Politicians Ready for Climate Action
by Madeline Ostrander
At EPA hearings and in Congress, signs that the public, environmental leaders, political leaders, and businesses could unite on steps to confront climate change.