Like reading the news while chomping on granola. Here’s what YES! staff have been chewing on lately.
Exactly how much difference do “new economy” organizations make? Economists looked into it, and here are a few of their results.
After years of work as a climate activist, Keith Harrington decided to get a degree in economics. Now, he’s working to transform the field.
A new film asks whether practicing workplace democracy would be easier if our media gave us as many visions of collaboration as they do of competition?
Reading is one of Pennsylvania’s poorest cities. Can its residents turn things around by building a more democratic economy?
Organizations that aim to reduce the use of toxic chemicals have long focused on shutting down offending businesses. But this story from Boston shows another way.
A group of college students and recent grads bicycled across America, visiting cooperative businesses and re-imagining the country they were about to inherit.
Take a sneak peek at “Own the Change,” a new documentary about worker-owned cooperatives.
While worker-owned co-ops provide a significant chunk of employment in several European countries, in the United States we still have a ways to go. Fortunately, opportunities for growth are everywhere.
Why did some of the cooperative institutions built in the ’70s—especially food co-ops—get to scale and thrive in subsequent decades, while others faded away?
“Our full humanity is expressed only when we have the capacity and the opportunity to be productive, to do for ourselves, meeting our needs in our communities.”
Next Monday, YES! and the New Economy Coalition kick off New Economy Week—five days of national conversation about the ideas, strategies, and projects that make up the movement.