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Welcome to the Spanish Town Where People Come Before Profit Welcome to the Spanish Town Where People Come Before Profit
by Liam Barrington-Bush, Jen Wilton
The town of Marinaleda, often called Spain's "communist utopia," is proof that an economy built on mutual aid is possible.
"Black Women’s Blueprint" Helps Low-Income Women Get By—Through Bartering "Black Women’s Blueprint" Helps Low-Income Women Get By—Through Bartering
by Laura Flanders
Farah Tanis learned that, of the women in poverty she worked with, 9 out of 10 had experienced violence—so she started a bartering network to help them survive.
Our Economy Wants You to Be In Debt—5 Things You Can Do to Take Charge Our Economy Wants You to Be In Debt—5 Things You Can Do to Take Charge
by Liz Pleasant
We pored through a debt-resistance manual created by former Occupiers to bring you these practical tips.
In Rural Kansas, an Experiment Makes Hitchhiking Safe Again In Rural Kansas, an Experiment Makes Hitchhiking Safe Again
by Jennifer O'Brien
The people behind the project borrowed some tricks from ride-sharing apps like Lyft, but tweaked the details so the rides are free.
Artist's Dollar-Bill Collages Question the Meaning of Money Artist's Dollar-Bill Collages Question the Meaning of Money
by YES! online staff
"Anarchists are certain I'm an anarchist because I cut up a favorite tool of the oppressor," artist Mark Wagner says. "Capitalists think I'm a capitalist because I revel in it."
Brand New From Annie Leonard: The Story of Solutions Brand New From Annie Leonard: The Story of Solutions
by Annie Leonard
The final film in the “Story of Stuff” series asks, What if the goal of our economy wasn’t more, but better—better health, better jobs, and a better chance to survive on the planet?
Bitcoin's Growing Influence: How Peer-to-Peer Currencies Are Taking Off Bitcoin's Growing Influence: How Peer-to-Peer Currencies Are Taking Off
by YES! online staff
The decentralization and bank-free nature of this digital currency is enjoying wider acceptance. Meanwhile, governments are beginning to borrow from its ideas.
It’s a “Story Problem”: What’s Behind Our Messed-Up Economy It’s a “Story Problem”: What’s Behind Our Messed-Up Economy
by David Korten
The peoples of earlier times prospered from the guidance of simple stories that offered answers to their deepest questions. We need those now more than ever.
The Bright Side of the Money Crisis The Bright Side of the Money Crisis
Is this “the most exciting time to be alive in human history”? The economists and scientists interviewed in this film think so, and the reasons are all about the chance to create a more fair and sustainable global economy.
What India Taught Me About How to End Hunger What India Taught Me About How to End Hunger
by Frances Moore Lappé
Back in the ’60s, Frances Moore Lappé realized that hunger is caused by a scarcity of democracy, not food. Then, a collective of courageous women farmers showed her how to change that.
The Trillion Dollar Coin: A Debt Solution for the People The Trillion Dollar Coin: A Debt Solution for the People
by Ellen Brown
Far from being a gimmick, having the U.S. Treasury mint high-denomination coins is a solution that cuts to the root of America’s financial problems. And Benjamin Franklin would have liked it, too.
Radical Generosity Radical Generosity
by Paul Van Slambrouk
What’s better than turning a profit by selling your work? Filmmakers, cafe owners, and even corporations like Panera Bread point to the satisfaction that comes with giving it away.
The “People’s Bailout” Was Just the Beginning: What’s Next for Strike Debt? The “People’s Bailout” Was Just the Beginning: What’s Next for Strike Debt?
by Fabien Tepper
Thomas Gokey is one of the creators of Occupy’s Rolling Jubilee, which is preparing to purchase and cancel $9 million of ordinary people’s medical debt. Here, he speaks about the project’s origins, methods, and future.
With Rolling Jubilee, 99 Percent Beats Wall Street at Its Own Game With Rolling Jubilee, 99 Percent Beats Wall Street at Its Own Game
by James Trimarco
What are the implications of a social movement that has come to understand Wall Street’s financial magic?
Green Light May Be Ahead for Insurance on Shared Vehicles Green Light May Be Ahead for Insurance on Shared Vehicles
by Cat Johnson
As more and more people begin sharing and renting out their cars and homes, insurance issues have begun to emerge. Sharing communities are taking the lead in finding solutions.
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