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.

Signs of Life :: Elections/Campaign Finance Pledge
by Brooke Jarvis
More than 1,500 voters have pledged "not to donate to any federal candidate unless they support legislation making congressional elections citizen-funded, not special-interest funded."
The Speech President Obama Should Deliver… But Won't
by David Korten
David Korten's new book outlines an agenda to bring into being a new economy—locally based, community oriented, and devoted to creating a better life for all. In this extract Korten offers a version of the economic address to the nation he wishes Barack Obama were able to deliver.
The Speech President Obama Should Deliver… But Won't
by David Korten
David Korten's new book outlines an agenda to bring into being a new economy—locally based, community oriented, and devoted to creating a better life for all. In this extract Korten offers a version of the economic address to the nation he wishes Barack Obama were able to deliver.
The Speech President Obama Should Deliver. . . But Won't
by David Korten
Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth outlines an agenda to bring into being a new economy—locally based, community oriented, and devoted to creating a better life for all, not simply increasing profits.
8 Ways to Join the Local Food Movement
by Sarah van Gelder
How to turn a lawn into lunch, swap preserves, glean, boost your food security, live the good life.
WANTED: A Commerce Secretary for Main Street
by Chuck Collins
We now need a Commerce Secretary who will speak for the economic interests of the rest of us. Margot Dorfman, the CEO of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce, would be an excellent choice.
Invite the World for Dinner
by Jim Haynes
Every week for the past 30 years, Jim Haynes has hosted a Sunday dinner in his home in Paris. People, including total strangers, call or e-mail to book a spot. The first 50 or 60 people who call may come, and twice that many when the weather is nice and the crowd can overflow into the garden.
A Bold Proposal for a New Economy
by John Cavanagh
Institute for Policy Studies director John Cavanagh reviews David Korten's latest book, Agenda for a New Economy: "Korten is nothing if not bold. His answer to the financial crisis: close down the Wall Street casino. Replace it with a revitalized Main Street by resetting economic priorities to support local economies and dignified work that best serve us all…"
Food for Everyone :: Resource Guide
by Anna Stern
People across the country and throughout the world are realizing that to confront the climate crisis and create secure and healthy communities, we’ll need vibrant regional food systems. Interested in growing a local food revolution in your kitchen or community? Here are some helpful resources that inspired YES! as we produced this issue.
Food for Everyone :: Discussion Guide
The Food for Everyone issue of YES! Magazine looks at the people who are working to restore flavor, nutrition, and joy to our food, and to make it available to everyone. Use this discussion guide to talk about the issues with your group.
How to Get Involved in Food Policy Councils
by Mark Winne
Here are seven tips for local food citizens interested in organizing food policy councils.
Call for Mass Civil Disobedience Against Coal
by Bill McKibben, Wendell Berry
This is an open letter from Wendell Berry and Bill McKibben.
YES! Picks :: Our Favorite Cookbooks
The staff here at YES! has put together their ultimate cookbook shelf. Take a look and Bon Appetit!
Everybody Eats :: How a Community Food System Works
It begins with small farms working with natural cycles and ends with fresh food and stronger communities.
Food Rebellions: 7 Steps to Solving the Food Crisis
by Eric Holt-Gimenez
Resistance to the trade and “aid” policies that displace farmers and increase hunger.