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Local economies build human relationships, increase wealth instead of money, and cut environmental harm. See how to bring your economy home.

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YES Magazine Go Local

Winter 2007

Issue 43 Theme Section: Go Local
Theme Guide:
Go Local

New Visions


Solving today's big problems will take more than a quick fix. These authors offer clarity about the roots of our problems and visions of a better way.


Independence from the Corporate Global Economy

The old story says we have to depend on big corporations. The new story tells us we can earn a livelihood, gain freedom, and build community through cooperation.


Creating Real Prosperity

Does going local mean abandoning the world’s poor?
mouseOnline only extras - additional footnotes

:: Cheaper by the Dozen?

How Commerce Consumed the Commons

Where the commons went, and how to get it back.

:: 7 Ways to Break Free of the

Corporate Economy

World & Community

New models that foster justice, real prosperity, and sustain the Earth's living systems. How can we bring these models to life and put them to work?

Green-Collar Jobs for Urban America

Oakland is creating jobs by going green.

Local Energy, Local Power

Renewable energy revolution is bringing power back home.

Food to Stay

How a local food system builds health and community wealth.

:: Kaiser serves up local foods

Financing Hope

After Katrina, a local credit union got Jerry Moore and others on their feet.

The Power of One

Stories of people who find their courage, open their hearts, and discover what it means to be human in today's world.

10 Ways to a Human-Scale Economy

:: Launching a New Apollo
:: Golden Jubilee Microcredit
:: Catching the Winds of Change
:: Zero-Waste Economics
:: Organic Valley Farm Co-op
:: Speed Dating Chefs
:: Sustainable Fisheries
:: Turnips Instead of Bread
:: Montana Farms Go to School
:: Greenmarkets Feed Urban Appetites

Quick Resource Guide

Judy Wicks: In Business for Life

The owner of the White Dog Cafe on building a business and a national movement.

:: The Business of BALLE

:: Sustainable Connections

Think Local First

Breaking Open

Humor, story-telling, and the arts--taking you into unexpected spaces where business-as-usual breaks open into new possibilities.

The Wild Geese

Poetry by Wendell Berry


Community Arts
Detroit artists tell the stories and showcase the heroes of a community coming into its own.

The Economics
of Life in Balance

By Regina Gregory
Pacific Island cultures thrived for millennia on an economy that is nothing like Adam Smith's.

About the Cover
"Generation Organic" photo exhibit
Carrie Branovan's series on Organic Valley farmers celebrates a new generation of farmers, such as Laurie Arboreal and her husband, Lee, who tend the two-year-old Eater's Guild Farm in Bangor, Michigan. Branovan sees the organic agriculture movement as evidence of a shift in our collective values as we move toward a renaissance of community, living in harmony with the nature, and challenging existing paradigms.


Abraham to Descendants: 'Knock it Off!'
An interfaith roundtable discussion
A rabbi, a minister, and an imam, brought together by 9/11 and what followed, discover new spiritual depths from their dialogue and friendship.

Jon Stewart:
Journalist or Comedian?

By Sarah Kuck
Here's the evidence. You decide.

No Deal
By Mark Randazzo
Activists from around the world joined hands on the streets and in the corridors of power to protest WTO trade deals they said would harm people and the planet. They just won big.





:: Sarah Triano
:: Marjora Carter
:: Will Braun
:: Dr. Orin Guidry

The Once-ler


:: 12-Step Program to Stop Climate Change
By Alisa Gravitz


:: Homegrown: Engaged in Cultural Criticism
:: Getting to Scale
:: Peacemaking Circles: From Crime to Community

Change the Story, Change the Future
By Fran Korten



:: Irony in India

Discussion Guide

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