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Finding fulfillment in the things that matter.

The Story of the Commons The Story of the Commons
by Jay Walljasper
Tired of the privatization of everything? You’re not alone. Annie Leonard on how we can recognize and rebuild the things we all share.
Time to Rediscover Poverty Time to Rediscover Poverty
by Barbara Ehrenreich
Barbara Ehrenreich: A new and more accurate understanding of American poverty is long overdue.
Beyond Debt: An Economy of Gratitude Beyond Debt: An Economy of Gratitude
by Charles Eisenstein
Charles Eisenstein reviews David Graeber’s book, Debt: The First 5,000 Years.
How to Find Meaning and Money in Your Work How to Find Meaning and Money in Your Work
by Billy Parish
Millions of us are resigning ourselves to work that hurts us, hurts others, and damages the planet. We’re wasting our greatest assets.
America the Possible: A Manifesto America the Possible: A Manifesto
by Gus Speth
It’s not too late to build an American Dream that lives up to our highest ideals.
The Benefits of Gratitude The Benefits of Gratitude
by Ocean Robbins
There’s an old saying that if you’ve forgotten the language of gratitude, you’ll never be on speaking terms with happiness. It turns out this isn’t just a fluffy idea.
Book Review: The Empowerment Manual Book Review: The Empowerment Manual
by Olivia Rosane
Starhawk's guide to collaborative group success.
A Tale of Two Cities: Beijing and Detroit A Tale of Two Cities: Beijing and Detroit
by Helena Norberg-Hodge
Which symbolizes success, and which disintegration? It may not be what you think.
Local Economies for a Global Future Local Economies for a Global Future
by Jason F. McLennan
Yes, we need to relocalize—but that doesn’t mean we're headed for provincialism. Anticipating our near-heavy, far-light future.
Why Own When You Can Share? Why Own When You Can Share?
Welcome to the new age of collaborative consumption.
We (Still) Want Bread, and Roses Too We (Still) Want Bread, and Roses Too
by John de Graaf
The centennial of the famous strike in Lawrence, Mass., reminds us that our fight is about more than economics.
The Many Benefits of Working Less The Many Benefits of Working Less
Yes, more time off would make us happier—but it's a good idea for the economy and the planet, too.
5 Reasons to Serve 5 Reasons to Serve
by Nipun Mehta
What doing things for others does for ourselves.
To Build Community, an Economy of Gifts To Build Community, an Economy of Gifts
by Charles Eisenstein
For a multitude of reasons, we need to need each other.
Nipun Mehta: An Economy to Feed Your Soul Nipun Mehta: An Economy to Feed Your Soul
by Jennifer Kaye
The YES! Breakthrough 15: How relationships are our real wealth.
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