YES! Magazine Blogs

Powerful ideas, practical actions from the YES! community.

Answering Your Interfaith Questions

Rabbi Ted Falcon at Apr 07, 2011 10:00 PM |

If compassion is taught as the heart of all religious traditions, why is it that religion seems to divide us?

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Greed is Not a Virtue

David Korten at Apr 05, 2011 03:00 PM |

Wall Street's celebration and promotion of moral perversion as a virtue must be exposed and condemned.

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Saying Goodbye: What Do We Teach Kids about Death?

Shannon Hayes at Mar 31, 2011 12:05 AM |

Shannon Hayes: When we shelter ourselves and our kids from the realities of death, what else might we be sacrificing?

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The Story of Refined White Rice

Robin Broad at Mar 28, 2011 03:00 PM |

How a once nutritious grain was transformed into something unhealthy to eat.

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The End of Empire

David Korten at Mar 28, 2011 12:35 PM |

Wall Street’s days are numbered. Ours need not be.

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Haiti: Resilience or Interference?

Madeline Ostrander at Mar 24, 2011 11:10 PM |

Aristide's return to Haiti is a chance to ask what role the U.S. will play in the nation's future.

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Time to Grow Our Souls

Grace Lee Boggs at Mar 22, 2011 01:05 PM |

Grace Lee Boggs on what it will take to make the protests in Wisconsin and elsewhere truly transformative.

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What Makes Us Secure?

Sarah Byrnes at Mar 21, 2011 05:25 PM |

It's not about deadbolts and surveillance cameras—it's about having people you can turn to for help.

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A System Designed to Crash

David Korten at Mar 21, 2011 03:45 PM |

To create a stable functioning financial system, we must first understand why the current financial system holds policy makers hostage to Wall Street interests. It is more than just political corruption.

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Phantom Wealth and False Expectations

David Korten at Mar 15, 2011 06:25 PM |

Playing money games to profit from false expectations is not the same as investing in jobs that produce real value to meet real needs

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The Coming Global Food Fight

John Cavanagh at Mar 15, 2011 02:00 PM |

As aggression mounts with the rise of food prices worldwide, small-scale farms rooted in local markets could avert international disaster—and lead the way to "food democracy."

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“This is Not Democracy” — Wisconsin’s Anti-Union Bill Passes

Brooke Jarvis at Mar 10, 2011 04:05 AM |

In a controversial move, Republicans maneuvered the passage of Wisconsin's assault on collective bargaining after three weeks of protests. How'd they do it, and what happens next?

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On the Origin of Corporations

David Korten at Mar 07, 2011 04:35 PM |

How today's Wall Street profiteers follow in the footsteps of the buccaneers and privateers of yesteryear.

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Haitian Renaissance: Youth Paint a New Country

Beverly Bell at Mar 07, 2011 04:35 PM |

How a community art program in Haiti is empowering young people to express their hope for a better future.

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My Antidote to Overwhelm

Shannon Hayes at Mar 04, 2011 12:05 AM |

Shannon Hayes: People ask me, “How do you do it all?” The answer is, I don’t … and there’s a good reason for that.

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7 Steps for Action Toward a New Economy

David Korten at Mar 02, 2011 03:50 PM |

Rather than turning again to increased global competition to mend our failing economy, we must instead steer our focus toward cooperation and equality.

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War Against the Middle Class

David Korten at Mar 01, 2011 12:00 PM |

How Wall Street undermined an American ideal and won the class war.

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Rooted Agriculture: 5 Ways Governments Can Help

John Cavanagh at Feb 28, 2011 05:45 PM |

As food prices rise, how can governments support small-scale, sustainable farmers?

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Dear Glenn Beck: It’s Not Conspiracy, It’s Courage

Sarah van Gelder at Feb 24, 2011 03:55 PM |

Glenn Beck thinks the spread of anti-corporate protests is a little too convenient. But this is what happens when ordinary people discover their power.

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In it Together: Organizing a Common Security Club

Sarah Byrnes at Feb 24, 2011 10:00 AM |

How to overcome the obstacles and cultivate a caring, supportive community group in the face of tough economic times.

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