Worried About Rent Hikes, 301 Families Came Together to Buy Their Mobile Home Park
by Olivia Anderson, Araz Hachadourian, Christa HillstromJan 09, 2017
- And five other creative ways Americans are stepping up to build strong local economies.
The Fix-It Shop Where Neighbors Repair Your Clothes and Electronics
by Araz HachadourianDec 20, 2016
- Three years ago, they started a program to keep salvageable goods from landfills by harnessing the community’s collective skills to fix them.
Another Victory for Workers in Seattle—This Time It’s Their Schedules
by Melissa HellmannOct 14, 2016
- 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.
Before Europe Lets Uber Run Wild, It Should Consider What It Did to US Workers
by Jamie K. McCallumOct 07, 2016
- 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?
Who Replaced 9-to-5 Workers?
by Tracy Loeffelholz DunnSep 13, 2016
- 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.
For Workers Who Feel Like Part of a Machine, These Companies Get It Right
by Christa HillstromSep 12, 2016
- The Good Work Code attempts to re-examine what workers and employers want and to build jobs around shared values.
I Took a Side Job Selling Cherries at Pike Place—And Now Love the Farming World
by Fan KongSep 05, 2016
- There is a profound sense of community born from the gathering of people and the exchange of goods at a market.
The Pipeline Strikes Back: The Audacity of TransCanada's $15B Suit Against the U.S.
by Jim ShultzFeb 03, 2016
- The political saga of the Keystone XL pipeline is like a real-life version of The Force Awakens. So why are we giving the Dark Side even more power?
Income Inequality Is a Health Hazard—Even for the Rich
by Yessenia FunesJan 04, 2016
- A public health researcher explains why life expectancy in the United States is falling, and it has to do with income inequality rising.
5 Apps for the Sharing Economy (and Other News to Chew On)
by YES! StaffNov 25, 2015
- 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.
10 Reasons to Leave Your Company to Your Workers When You Retire
by Rob BrownNov 13, 2015
- 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.
What If We Owned the Internet Together? It’s Time to Bring the Co-op Revolution to the Web
by Nathan Schneider, Trebor ScholzNov 09, 2015
- 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?
How Creative Finance Launched Worker-Owned Co-ops In Post-Sandy New York
by Araz HachadourianOct 29, 2015
- Half of small businesses don’t make it past the first five years, and owners lose everything trying to pay off the loans. The Working World lets co-ops stabilize before repayment even begins.
Meet the 1 Percenters Finding Solace in Wealth Redistribution
by Kate AronoffOct 27, 2015
- A growing cadre of the owning class is crafting a healthier relationship to the other 99 percent: “It is not about individual therapy or even engaging in philanthropy or charity. It’s about collective action.”
California Challenges Gender Discrimination With Equal Pay Law (and Other News to Chew On)
by YES! StaffOct 07, 2015
- A Louisiana university helps solve the national shortage of black doctors, Uber drivers are left with car payments after a raise in fees, and Mother Jones explores whether mammograms do more harm than good.