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La nueva economía empieza aquí

La crisis actual es una llamada despertadora que está inspirando a una cantidad sin precedentes de personas a realizar acciones para dar a luz la cultura y las instituciones de una nueva economía que pueda servirnos y sostener nuestro planeta viviente por generaciones en el futuro. Aqui te los presentamos …

David Korten
Por qué esta crisis podría ser nuestra mejor oportunidad

Ya fuese la divina providencia o tan sólo la buena suerte, deberíamos agradecer que el colapso financiero nos haya golpeado antes de lo peor del calentamiento global y el pico en la producción de petróleo.


Berkshares
Dólares con buen sentido

Las monedas locales valoran el tiempo, construyen comunidad y mantienen los negocios en movimiento aún cuando el crédito se agota.

 

Omar Freilla
Trabajos verdes y justos que pertenecen a los trabajadores

Los tiempos difíciles requieren de estrategias creativas. Una y otra vez, durante los períodos de dificultades económicas y fracasos del mercado, han surgido empresas de propiedad cooperativa como una respuesta democrática y popular.


Cleveland
Cleveland Recupera con sus Cooperativas

Cleveland descubre el poder económico de las “instituciones ancla”—universidades y hospitales, en este caso—que han tenido un compromiso a largo plazo con la ciudad. La estrategia Evergreen desarrolla empresas locales de propiedad obrera que puedan ofrecer servicios continuos a estas instituciones ancla.

 

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Editor’s Introduction
The New Economy Starts Now.

:: Quote Page: Reverend Billy

David Korten. Photo by Paul Dunn for YES! Magazine
David Korten
Let Wall Street go and rebuild a Main Street economy.

David reads from his latest book

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Just the Facts
Why we can’t go back to the old economy.

 

NEW WAYS TO DO MONEY
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:: MADE OUT OF THIN AIR

:: HOW BANKS CREATE MONEY

:: DIY CASH: LOCAL CURRENCIES

NEW WAYS TO DO FINANCE
First National Bank of Orwell, Vermont. Photo by Don Shall flickr.com/photos/donshall
:: SMALL BANKS, RADICAL VISION

:: PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR LIFE IS

:: COMMUNITY INVESTMENT TIPS

:: INVESTMENTS DOWN THE STREET
NEW WAYS TO DO WORK
Omar Freilla of ReBuilders Source, South Bronx. Photo by Erica McDonald for YES! Magazine
:: GREEN WORKER CO-OPS, N.Y.

:: MONDRAGÓN COOPERATIVE CORPORATION, SPAIN

:: CLEVELAND'S WORKER-OWNED BOOM, OH
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Busted: 9 Economy Myths
What the old economy didn't do for us—and what a sustainable economy could do.

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Age-Old Wisdom for the New Economy
Native peoples know a few things about surviving, together, through tough times.
YES! Magazine Economy Poster
31 Ways to Jump Start the Local Economy
How to make it with less, share more, and put people and the planet first.

 

Farmers crowd around the auctioneer at a foreclosure sale in Nebraska, intimidating potential bidders so they can buy the farm for a low price. Farms bought at such penny auctions were returned to their owners.
People Power
They stopped farm foreclosures during The Depression and got us Social Security.
A clothing swap organized by a group of friends in Chicago last year involved 20-30 people. Leftover clothes were donated to a local charity. Photo by Erin Watson, torridly.org
Thrift and Shift
Green America's economic change recipe for our time.
Coverimage from David Korten's Agenda for a New Economy
Agenda for a New Economy
Read an excerpt from David Korten's latest book, a bold proposal for an economy of real wealth.

 

Crumpled $100 bill
Made from Nothing
Supplying money should be a public service, not a cash cow for banks.
How Money is Made. YES! Magazine graphic
See How Money is Made
How banks create money out of thin air.
BerkShares Accepted Here: A now-common sign around town, this one at Rubi’s Cafe. Photo by Jason Houston, jasonhouston.com
DIY Cash: Local Currencies

Communities making their own money, instead of banks.

 

First National Bank of Orwell, Vermont, photo by Don Shall, flickr.com/photos/donshall
Small Banks, Radical Vision
How we get a say about what takes root in our neighborhoods.
Judy Wicks at the White Dog Cafe, photo by Tom Gralish for YES! Magazine
Judy Wicks’ Investment Secret
"My best investments are down the street."
Illustration by Don Baker for YES! Magazine. www.evidenceofhumanity.org
Put Your Money Where Your Life Is
Americans want to invest locally. What's stopping them?
image from the film It's a Wonderful Life
Community Investment Tips
3 ways to keep your money in your community.

 

Omar Freilla of ReBuilders Source, South Bronx. Photo by Erica McDonald for YES! Magazine
South Bronx
A worker co-op turns trash into treasure.
Spain's Eroski grocery stores are Mondragon's largest cooperative. Photo courtesy of www.eroski.es
Mondragón
Look who makes the profits.

Cleveland’s University Circle neighborhood. Photo courtesy The Cleveland Foundation
Cleveland
Rust-belt to recovery.

 

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