From the Publisher

Fran Korten

Is Populism Making a Comeback? What You Need to Know About Its History—And Its Future
by Fran Korten
The 19th century populists gave us co-ops and workers' rights. Here's how we can build on their work to solve 21st century problems.
When It Comes to Shaping Public Debate, What Can a Magazine Do?
by Fran Korten
"Education Uprising," the Spring issue of YES!, connected people across the country and helped catalyze the movement to reclaim education—a living example of how national conversations can change.
Abolish the Aisle: Would Divided Legislators Work Together If They Had to Sit in Alphabetical Order?
by Fran Korten
Marco Rubio would be next to Bernie Sanders, and Paul Ryan would rub elbows with Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan. If we closed the personal gap, maybe we could close the political one.
Why the Future of Journalism Is in the Story of Solutions
by Fran Korten
Taken all together, the practical actions YES! Magazine features reveal large societal shifts that hold the potential for a better world.
Four Steps to Less Wasteful Communities
by Fran Korten
The individual actions we take to reduce waste are important. But to stem the avalanche of stuff, we also need system-wide solutions.
3 Ways to Make Your Vote Count in a Money-Soaked Election
by Fran Korten
Your favored candidates may be outspent, but if they out-organize, they may be able to prevail.
Use the People’s Veto to End Citizens United
by Fran Korten
Widespread, multi-sector activism is exactly what is needed to amend the constitution.
Let’s Unstuff the Holidays
by Fran Korten
I longed for simpler surroundings. So I made a resolution: Each week I would move more stuff out of the house than came in.
10 Ways to Solve the Jobs Problem
by Fran Korten
Imagine a no-holds-barred “summit” that comes up with ideas to solve both our job and environmental problems. What might it come up with?
Winning the Frame Game
by Fran Korten
As our society approaches major transitions ahead, we may welcome or resist the changes … How we react will rest partly on how we frame those changes.
Now, a "YES! Take" Every Day
by Fran Korten
You asked for it, you got it: A view each day through the YES! lens of powerful ideas and practical actions that can transform our world.
Push Back Against Big Money
by Fran Korten
No matter how hard we worked during the 2008 election, our voice, our presence, our money is even more important now.
From the Publisher :: Can Print Survive in the Digital Age?
by Fran Korten
Many are asking "Can print publications survive in the digital age?" Our answer for YES! Magazine? YES, we can! As many of you have told us, if there was ever a time for the YES! message, this is it.
From the Publisher :: A thousand thanks …
Thank you to YES! donors
From the Publisher :: Sustainability in a Crisis
When we make choices that rely less on fossil fuels, global finance, and long supply chains and more on conservation, savings, and local production, we become less vulnerable to crises and more resilient in recovering from them. What once looked to the larger society like “hippie” behavior from the far-out fringe, now simply looks smart.