It’s a once-in-a-generation opportunity: Selling to employees can yield a better price, preserve a legacy, keep jobs and profits local—and maybe even eradicate inequality.
The flourishing of farmers markets and credit unions demonstrates a longing for business that serves the common good. Can it infiltrate the Amazon-dominated, Uberized Internet?
From the Current Issue
And five other creative ways Americans are stepping up to build strong local economies.
Three years ago, they started a program to keep salvageable goods from landfills by harnessing the community’s collective skills to fix them.
Thanks to an ordinance passed last month, service and retail workers will finally get reasonable shift schedules, along with their $15-an-hour minimum wage.
An unregulated Uber has helped to create an economy where part-time, low-wage, on-demand work is the new norm. Should Europe really follow suit?
In just a few years, half of all workers will be outside the traditional economy. Not just artists and farmers but business people and professors, too.
The Good Work Code attempts to re-examine what workers and employers want and to build jobs around shared values.
There is a profound sense of community born from the gathering of people and the exchange of goods at a market.
A public health researcher explains why life expectancy in the United States is falling, and it has to do with income inequality rising.
FDA approves genetically engineered salmon, gun control debates overlook the biggest group of gun violence victims—black men—and apps that might help you put old stuff to new use.