New Economy

A System Designed to Crash
by David Korten
To create a stable functioning financial system, we must first understand why the current financial system holds policy makers hostage to Wall Street interests. It is more than just political corruption.
System Failure? Look Upstream
by David Korten
Why is our economic system consigning billions of people to degrading poverty, destroying Earth's ecosystem, and tearing up the social fabric of civilized community?
Portland, Maine: Swapping Ditch-Digging for Legal Services
Video: David Brancaccio spends some time at Hour Exchange Portland.
How To Transform Your Household
by Shannon Hayes
Radical homemaking tips for everyone.
Homemade Prosperity
by Shannon Hayes
Caught in the consumer trap? Radical Homemaker Shannon Hayes discovered that producing what she needs at home lets her live on a fraction of what she thought she needed.
A Day in the Life of a BerkShare
by Bill McKibben
Want to encourage the local economy? Try printing your own regional money.
Get Free From Wall Street: An Interview With David Korten
by Doug Pibel
How to avoid money games and create real wealth.
Bankers, Bookies, and Gamblers
by David Korten
What is the proper role and social function of a bank? The answer starts with getting the question right.
10 Common Sense Principles for a New Economy
by David Korten
It’s time we the people declare our independence from the money-favoring Wall Street economy.
When Couches Become Communities
by David Bollier
Venturesome travelers are using the web—and the couches of strangers—to create an international gift economy of hospitality.
How to Share a Waffle
by Abby Quillen
Bartering for your breakfast: One step closer to a local economy?
How to Share Time
by Mira Luna
When dollars are scarce, timebanks help neighbors swap skills, instead.
A Call for a Democratic Economy
by Zach Carter
Raj Patel offers a stunning defense of democracy and a how-to guide for social justice activists of the next century.
Debt vs. Localization: Climate Justice in the New Economy
by David Korten
David Korten: Where does the concept of “climate debt” fit into a New Economy framework?
Solidarity as Economic System
by Beverly Bell
In Haiti, sharing communities are proving more shock-proof in the wake of disaster than market-based economies.