New Economy

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
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
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
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
by Frances Moore Lappe
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
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
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?
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
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
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.
Growth or Equality: Two Competing Visions for America’s Future
by David Korten
David Korten on how closing the wealth gap can open the way to a fairer, more prosperous economy.
The Perks of Being Gainfully Unemployed
by Shannon Hayes
Is job security real security? Shannon Hayes makes the case for diversifying your income.
Beyond Debt: An Economy of Gratitude
by Charles Eisenstein
Charles Eisenstein reviews David Graeber’s book, Debt: The First 5,000 Years.
Nipun Mehta: An Economy to Feed Your Soul
by Jennifer Kaye
The YES! Breakthrough 15: How relationships are our real wealth.
Time Banking: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?
by Edgar Cahn
Why let the availability of money determine the range of the possible? Time banks are taking off, in ways you never expected.