New Economy

Trading in Democracy: Why Rights Are Still For Real People
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
International trade deals allow businesses to sue elected governments when corporate interests are threatened abroad. Here’s why you should care.
Why Is India Still Poor?
by Ashish Kothari, Aseem Shrivastava
India’s development was supposed to be an economic success story. What we can learn from what actually happened.
Treaty Like It’s 1999: Connecting the Dots on Trade
by Raj Patel
From Japan, Raj Patel on the expansion of the Trans-Pacific trade agreement and the homegrown battle to stop it.
A Fair Trade iPad? How Apple Could Change the Industry's Game
by Heidi Bruce
This year's public outcry against Apple and Foxconn factory conditions might finally point electronics production in a fairer direction.
A Plea for Rio+20: Don’t Commodify Nature
by David Korten
David Korten: Indigenous wisdom reveals a path to the future that does not include a buy-out of the earth’s natural systems.
A World Bank President We Can Get Behind?
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
The candidates for next month’s selection could finally change the game of serving markets over people—and we all might have a role to play.
Occupy vs. the Global Race to the Bottom
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
Incorporating corporate globalization into the Occupy analysis and agenda.
A People’s History of Robin Hood
by Paul Buhle
For hundreds of years, he’s fought tax injustice, tyranny, and the seizure of the commons. Why we still need him today.
Don't Be Stupid, Cupid: How to Show Your Love Responsibly
by Annie Leonard
Annie Leonard: What classic Valentine's gifts are linked to exploitation—and what can you do about it?
Beyond “Free” or “Fair” Trade: Mexican Farmers Go Local
by Mike Wold
We usually think of the demand for local, organic foods as coming from the North. But in southern Mexico, the growing localist movement is a strategy for survival.
Taking on the Trade Laws of the 1 Percent
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
A protest at the World Bank supported El Salvador’s attempts to put human rights above corporate rights.
Occupy Wall Street on the Waterfront
by Madeline Ostrander
This week, protesters from Anchorage to Los Angeles coordinated a convtroversial mass effort to shut down the West Coast’s ports, “hitting Wall Street where it hurts the most.”
The Tricks of the Trade Deals
by Kristen Beifus, Christa Hillstrom
Three new agreements are predicted to kill jobs and solidify corporate power. It's our turn to have a say in how we trade.
Building a Resilient Economy
by Matt Stoller
Today’s economy relies on a globalized supply chain—where a single broken link can lead to widespread financial catastrophe. It doesn’t have to be that way.
An Appeal to U2: Who is More Rooted?
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
Anti-poverty crusaders like Bono call critical attention to what's wrong with the world. But what if we also showed who's doing it right?