New Economy

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.
Rooted Agriculture: 5 Ways Governments Can Help
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
As food prices rise, how can governments support small-scale, sustainable farmers?
Miami Rice: The Business of Disaster in Haiti
by Beverly Bell and Tory Field
Haitian farmers are resisting rice imports they say cripple their chances of real food security.
A Real Solution to Global Debt Crises
by Julia Dowling
Why the world needs a fair and transparent process for dealing with debt.
Trick-or-Treat, In Reverse
by Christa Hillstrom
This Halloween, a new breed of activists is coming to your door: They’re costumed, committed, and about four and a half feet tall.
Slavery Goes Public
by Christa Hillstrom
Are the products you buy tainted by slavery and child labor? A new California law can help you find out.
Greek Mythology: The Real Story of the European Debt Crisis
by Walden Bello
If ever there was a crisis created by global finance, Greece is suffering from it right now.
Haitian Farmers: So All Can Eat, Produce It Here
by Doudou Pierre with Beverly Bell
Haitians are working to make food sovereignty a key part of post-earthquake rebuilding.