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How to Share a Waffle How to Share a Waffle
by Abby Quillen
Bartering for your breakfast: One step closer to a local economy?
Taking Financial Reform into Our Own Hands Taking Financial Reform into Our Own Hands
by Stacy Mitchell
Why we can't let this financial reform bill be our only response to the economic crisis.
How to Share Time How to Share Time
by Mira Luna
When dollars are scarce, timebanks help neighbors swap skills, instead.
Bailouts Redefined: Interview with David Korten Bailouts Redefined: Interview with David Korten
by Sarah van Gelder
David Korten, author of Agenda for a New Economy and an attendee of the US Social Forum, on how a new economy can bail out both people and nature.
Haitian Farmers: So All Can Eat, Produce It Here 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.
Weaving A Great Turning: Transition Albany Takes It Step-by-Step Weaving A Great Turning: Transition Albany Takes It Step-by-Step
by Pamela O'Malley Chang
A follow-up on the efforts to transform a 1.7-square-mile California town into a self-sufficient and resilient community.
Lighting the Way to a New Economy Lighting the Way to a New Economy
by David Korten
All across the United States and Canada people are rebuilding their local economies to restore community and regain control of their economic lives. How do these local efforts add up to global economic transformation? I delivered this keynote address to the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) in Charleston, NC on May 22, 2010 on the theme "Lighting the Way to a New Economy."
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?
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