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Keeping benefits and accountability close to home.

Seeds of a Movement for the Unemployed Seeds of a Movement for the Unemployed
by Jake Blumgart
Where do working Americans turn when they lose their jobs?
Growing Local: Interview with BALLE's Michelle Long Growing Local: Interview with BALLE's Michelle Long
by Brooke Jarvis
By working with local businesses, Michelle Long helped make Bellingham, Washington a national leader in urban sustainability. As executive director of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, she's taking her vision to cities around North America.
Slow Money: Bringing Money Down to Earth Slow Money: Bringing Money Down to Earth
by Brooke Jarvis
Is there such a thing as money that's too fast? Slow Money founder Woody Tasch says yes, and he's trying to slow money down by connecting investors to their local economies.
FRESH :: Film Trailer FRESH :: Film Trailer
Given the environmental and health consequences of industrial agriculture, what would it look like if we re-invented our food system?
Reviving the Local Economy with Publicly Owned Banks Reviving the Local Economy with Publicly Owned Banks
by Ellen Brown
The Fed may have played all its cards, but state and local governments still hold a few aces: publicly owned banks that could funnel credit where it is needed most, directly into the local economy.
Protecting Local Farms Protecting Local Farms
by Lynn Byczynski
Small-scale farmers fear that new regulations meant for industrial agriculture will burden them unfairly.
Can a Farm State Feed Itself? Can a Farm State Feed Itself?
by Brooke Jarvis
Tired of depending on imports, Illinois looks to local food.
Mali's Gift Economy Mali's Gift Economy
by Beverly Bell
In Mali, one of the most cash poor nations in the world, "dama" or the gift economy is thriving.
Protecting What We Love: Judy Wicks Protecting What We Love: Judy Wicks
Interview with local living economies advocate Judy Wicks.
Age-Old Wisdom for the New Economy Age-Old Wisdom for the New Economy
by Sarah van Gelder, Rebecca Adamson
Indigenous peoples have learned a few things about making it through hard times. Rebecca Adamson discusses what traditional economies did to foster abundance, sharing, and harmony with Mother Earth.
Why This Crisis May Be Our Best Chance to Build a     New Economy Why This Crisis May Be Our Best Chance to Build a New Economy
by David Korten
Wall Street is bankrupt. Instead of trying to save it, we can build a new economy that puts money and business in the service of people and the planet—not the other way around.
My Best Investments Are Down The     Street My Best Investments Are Down The Street
by Judy Wicks
Social activist and local living economies advocate Judy Wicks shares her investment secrets.
Small Banks, Radical Vision Small Banks, Radical Vision
by Zach Carter
Local banks can change the world, one investment at a time.
Dollars with Good Sense: DIY Cash Dollars with Good Sense: DIY Cash
by Judith Schwartz
Three ways ordinary people are printing their own money without breaking the law.
Busted: 9 Economy Myths Busted: 9 Economy Myths
What the old economy didn’t do for us—and what a sustainable economy could do.
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