New Economy

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?
Chocolate Country
Video: A happy tale of the success of a cacao cooperative in the Dominican Republic.
The Story of Refined White Rice
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
How a once nutritious grain was transformed into something unhealthy to eat.
The Coming Global Food Fight
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
As aggression mounts with the rise of food prices worldwide, small-scale farms rooted in local markets could avert international disaster—and lead the way to "food democracy."
Fair-Labor Logos Find Factory Home
by Rachel Taber
A new wave of campus clothing that's made with a livable wage.
7 Steps for Action Toward a New Economy
by David Korten
Rather than turning again to increased global competition to mend our failing economy, we must instead steer our focus toward cooperation and equality.