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Jobs, Not Handouts
by David Korten
David Korten: Wall Street's plunge shows what's wrong with phantom wealth. Why support that system when we could be creating jobs in the real economy?
A New Deal for Local Economies A New Deal for Local Economies
by Stacy Mitchell
More local, durable economies are already taking root. We can help them along by changing the way we regulate businesses, plan cities, and finance the communities we want.
Welcome to Eaarth Welcome to Eaarth
by Scott Gast
Bill McKibben’s latest book explores what it’ll take to live on a planet less sweet than it used to be. During a recent stop in Seattle, he described the smaller, slower, and wiser future that may be our best bet.
Making Money Work: How Can We Reconnect Capital with Community? Making Money Work: How Can We Reconnect Capital with Community?
by Stacy Mitchell
Our investments tend to fund consolidation and speculation. But new models are emerging that allow us to finance the economy we really want.
Local Economies Close the Distance Between Us Local Economies Close the Distance Between Us
by Stacy Mitchell
But our city planning policies are rigged against them. How can we support neighborhood businesses that slow the pace of life and encourage people to get to know each other?
Breaking the Curse of Bigness Breaking the Curse of Bigness
by Stacy Mitchell
Resilience depends on diversity, but banks and businesses just keep getting bigger. How can we break the cycle?
Move Your Money and Save Move Your Money and Save
by Stacy Mitchell
Big banks don't just undermine local economies—they're bad for your wallet, too.
Help for Haiti: Time for New Ideas Help for Haiti: Time for New Ideas
by Nikhil Aziz
International aid has increased Haiti's food dependency and undermined its democracy. How can the world help Haiti recover without repeating past mistakes?
Church in Our Times: Spirit and Security in the Face of Crisis Church in Our Times: Spirit and Security in the Face of Crisis
by Andrée Zaleska
Churches are rediscovering their role as community centers, helping to relocalize and revitalize struggling communities.
Economics & Solidarity in the 21st Century Economics & Solidarity in the 21st Century
by Grace Lee Boggs
A broken Haiti highlights the need for locally-rooted and resilient economies everywhere.
The Power of Local The Power of Local
by Jeff Milchen
Through mutual support and community education, independent businesses are finding ways to promote local economies and even outperform chains.
This Valentine's Day, Break Up With Your Wall Street Credit Card This Valentine's Day, Break Up With Your Wall Street Credit Card
by Chuck Collins
Hidden fees? Fine print? International financial meltdown? It might be time to re-evaluate your relationship.
The Work that Reconnects The Work that Reconnects
by Pamela O'Malley Chang
As residents plan Transition Albany, they're turning to Joanna Macy for guidance in building resilient communities.
How Do I Invite You to Grow Food? How Do I Invite You to Grow Food?
Janaia Donaldson of Peak Moment Television interviews Jenny Pell of Permaculture Now!
Meet the Radical Homemakers Meet the Radical Homemakers
by Shannon Hayes
How families are achieving ecological, social, and economic transformation... starting under their own roofs.
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