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David Korten on how closing the wealth gap can open the way to a fairer, more prosperous economy.
Do regulations really hurt small businesses? Or do businesses thrive when local residents can afford their services, and a good quality of life attracts skilled workers?
Our home is an ecosystem: No matter how perfect we’d like to make it, as long as we live and create there it will never be sterile, still, and clean.
The economic crisis—and the rising price of gold—have spurred North American firms to reopen mines and attack environmental regulations. Here’s what we can learn from El Salvador’s moratorium on new mining permits.
The oil-dependent economy Romney supports is a step toward a less stable, more costly future. Renewables and energy efficiency offer real hope.
Shannon Hayes on keeping a human face on her capitalist ventures and learning to say “enough” when the market calls.
Money is the least of our problems. It’s time to pay attention to the real deficits that are killing us.
The technology to achieve carbon neutrality exists, or could in the near future. What has to happen to put those capabilities in play?
The appearance of “bloodsucking parasites” in one farm family’s pond got them thinking: How could we be so comfortable with our natural world, yet paranoid about harmless—and helpful—creatures in it?
We can still avoid a devastating climate crisis, but we’ll need a World War II-level mobilization — and we’ll need to stand up to Dirty Energy.
In a society where we are taught not to call out absurdity where we see it, how can we learn to speak up?
International trade deals allow businesses to sue elected governments when corporate interests are threatened abroad. Here’s why you should care.
A farmer sings the praises of having non-farmers close at hand.
How can we create an economy that serves the health and well-being of both people and the planet? Follow the Earth’s lead.
The downsides of doing it all.
Many movements, many similar messages. What could the increasing cooperation between protesters mean for the future of the 99 percent?
Grace Boggs on what she learned at the 2012 BALLE conference.
Is job security real security? Shannon Hayes makes the case for diversifying your income.
Progressive social movements don’t often take inspiration from conservative megachurches. But their lessons about organizational structure may be worth a second look.