An exciting crop of organizations are financing businesses in a way that creates real wealth. Here are a few ways to scale them up so that they can truly challenge Wall Street.
Neighbors are helping crowdfund the dreams of local entrepreneurs, giving community businesses the chance to expand with interest-free loans.
A New York City co-op raises $1.2 million in pledges to fight gentrification and provide affordable rent for local business owners.
I never thought farming would mean owning a post office. But looking at my community and our need to define ourselves as a place, that seems to be our family farm's next job.
While megabanks make megabucks, local banks are financing businesses that create jobs and improve our well-being. So why are they disappearing so rapidly?
From New York City to Barcelona, cities across the world are turning to “slow living” to make their communities happier and healthier in the face of increasing urbanization.
It's got great transit, plenty of sidewalks, and values people more than cars.
The Brixton Pound, Koru Kenya, and Mazacoin are all attempting to achieve a common goal: empowering people in a monetarily unequal world, from the bottom up.
The banking system makes it tough for local businesses to get their hands on startup money. But creative entrepreneurs are finding solutions.
Alternative business models such as worker-owned cooperatives are gaining ground, proving that a more just and sustainable future is possible.
Reading is one of Pennsylvania’s poorest cities. Can its residents turn things around by building a more democratic economy?