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Three Moves for a Bigger, Stronger Worker-Owned Economy
by Alison Linganeposted Oct 15, 2014
- While worker-owned co-ops provide a significant chunk of employment in several European countries, in the United States we still have a ways to go. Fortunately, opportunities for growth are everywhere.
Day 2 of New Economy Week: Expanding How We Think About What's Possible
posted Oct 14, 2014
Economists Who Say the Planet Has Infinite Resources Are Today’s Flat Earth Society
by Eric Zenceyposted Oct 14, 2014
- The attempt to solve our ecological and social crises through economic growth is a fool’s task, because both crises have a common cause: an infinite-planet, perpetual-growth economy has met the limits of a finite planet.
My Cousin Was Shot Dead by a Police Officer. Here’s What It Means for the New Economy Movement
by Anand Jahiposted Oct 14, 2014
- Many opportunities exist for collaboration between the movements for racial justice and for an economy that works for everyone.
What Housing Organizers in Buffalo Learned from the ’70s
by Aaron Bartleyposted Oct 13, 2014
- Why did some of the cooperative institutions built in the ’70s—especially food co-ops—get to scale and thrive in subsequent decades, while others faded away?
With an Economy that Worked for All, Mike Brown Would Still Be Alive
by Ed Whitfieldposted Oct 13, 2014
- “Our full humanity is expressed only when we have the capacity and the opportunity to be productive, to do for ourselves, meeting our needs in our communities.”
Day 1 of New Economy Week: The New Economy Isn’t New
posted Oct 13, 2014
- Those who have suffered the most at the hands of an unfair economy are also the most experienced at imagining and building alternative futures.
Video: Why Waste Coffee Grounds When Delicious Mushroooms Love to Grow on Them?
posted Oct 10, 2014
- See how an urban farm in the United Kingdom is recycling coffee waste to grow gourmet mushrooms.
Want to Build an Economy that Works for Everybody? Next Week, We’re All About It
by Mary Hansenposted Oct 10, 2014
- Next Monday, YES! and the New Economy Coalition kick off New Economy Week—five days of national conversation about the ideas, strategies, and projects that make up the movement.
New Economy Week: Topics of Conversation
posted Oct 10, 2014
- On each of the five days of New Economy Week, we’ll be hosting articles, essays, and public conversation about one aspect of the new economy. We’ll link to all five days from this page.
When Poverty Was the Enemy, Not the Poor
by Tom Eblenposted Oct 09, 2014
- The poverty rate in the U.S. would be 15 percent higher if not for the War on Poverty and government anti-poverty programs since 1967.
Americans on Food Aid Document Their Hunger in Photos
by YES! Editorsposted Oct 09, 2014
- “Before I was on SNAP, I budgeted $50 a week for all groceries for my two children and myself. This was for food, shampoo, toilet paper, everything.”
Bangladeshi Workers Organize to Protect Their Most Valuable Export: Themselves
by Tiffany Williamsposted Oct 08, 2014
- In the evolving global economy, migrants facing virtual indentured servitude abroad—and coming home to debt and social isolation—feels like the new normal.
Why I’m Staying In My Hometown (Even Though Everybody Knows What I Was Like as a Kid)
posted Oct 07, 2014
- Brought on by the sound of a screaming child, I reflect on my past, my community, and how we can become our true selves without fleeing our roots.
These 8 Projects Are Sustaining the Momentum of the People’s Climate March
by Joseph Boutilierposted Oct 07, 2014
- From people who are still literally marching to campaigns to sue the government for failing to take action on climate change, these projects make it clear that the People’s Climate March was just the beginning.