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.
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.
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.
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.
What are the implications of a social movement that has come to understand Wall Street’s financial magic?
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.
David Korten on how closing the wealth gap can open the way to a fairer, more prosperous economy.
Is job security real security? Shannon Hayes makes the case for diversifying your income.
Charles Eisenstein reviews David Graeber’s book, Debt: The First 5,000 Years.
The YES! Breakthrough 15: How relationships are our real wealth.
Why let the availability of money determine the range of the possible? Time banks are taking off, in ways you never expected.
There’s nothing like a college drop-out telling tales of getting fired and being diagnosed for cancer to fire up your students – and you – to pursue their passions. Especially when the speaker is the late Steve Jobs.
Naomi Klein: There’s only one thing that can block the wish list of the one percent, and it’s a very big thing: the rest of us.
When Corbyn Hightower’s financial world fell apart, a ragtag community came together to show how lively neighborhoods grow new livelihoods.
Life provides us with time-tested system design principles. We violate them at our peril.