Keeping benefits and accountability close to home.
After 20-Year Fight, Bronx Community Wins Big on Development Project Committed to Living Wages and Local Economy
by Laura Flandersposted Jan 03, 2014
- The people of New York’s poorest borough fought to ensure that redevelopment of its castle-like landmark will benefit those who live there. Will it be a gamechanger?
The Economy of Smallness: Making Economic Exchange a Loving Human Interaction
by Abby Quillenposted Oct 25, 2013
- Philadelphia restauranteur and local economies movement leader Judy Wicks on making good and doing good.
Main Street Comeback: How Independent Stores are Thriving (Even in the Age of Amazon)
by Fran Kortenposted Oct 25, 2013
- Despite behemoths like Starbucks and Amazon, the number of independent bookstores, coffeeshops, and other businesses is growing.
Mountain Grown: Appalachia's New Local Food Economy
by Erin L. McCoyposted Aug 21, 2013
- Hungry for okra, collards, and trout? In Appalachia, you can now get all your soul food cravings from local farmers.
What the US Can Learn From Africa’s Booming Economy
by Imara Jonesposted Jul 24, 2013
- Seven out of the ten fastest-growing economies are in Africa. Behind that is a surge in healthy young people and an emphasis on local markets.
Like Shopping at Local Businesses? Now You Can Invest in Them, Too
by David Rutherfordposted Jul 17, 2013
- A newly formed company based in Seattle makes it easy to put your money to work in the local economy.
The Bright Side of the Money Crisis
posted May 06, 2013
- Is this “the most exciting time to be alive in human history”? The economists and scientists interviewed in this film think so, and the reasons are all about the chance to create a more fair and sustainable global economy.
What India Taught Me About How to End Hunger
by Frances Moore Lappéposted Jan 25, 2013
- Back in the ’60s, Frances Moore Lappé realized that hunger is caused by a scarcity of democracy, not food. Then, a collective of courageous women farmers showed her how to change that.
Stacy Mitchell: We Can’t Shop Our Way to a Better Economy
posted Nov 29, 2012
- Buying local isn’t enough. If we’re going to get our economy back on track, we have to re-center on communities.
3 Lessons for Appalachia’s Post-Coal Economy
by Brooke Jarvisposted Nov 28, 2012
- Appalachian residents are working to keep local and sustainable sources of wealth central in a post-coal economy.
A Small Business Boost from ... Regulations?
by Brooke Jarvisposted Sep 07, 2012
- Do regulations really hurt small businesses? Or do businesses thrive when local residents can afford their services, and a good quality of life attracts skilled workers?
Infographic: An All-Local Meal in Appalachia
posted Aug 21, 2012
- In today's Appalachia, it's possible to eat an entire meal in which every ingredient was sourced from within 40 miles of your table.
Breaking Through Concrete: An Urban Farm Roadtrip
by David Hanson, Edwin Marty, Michael Hansonposted Aug 17, 2012
- Farmers across the country are taking to rooftops, vacant lots, any space they can find to build an urban farm revival.
The Downsides of Upselling: 4 Tips from the Farm
by Shannon Hayesposted Aug 15, 2012
- Shannon Hayes on keeping a human face on her capitalist ventures and learning to say “enough” when the market calls.
A New Era of Worker Ownership?
by Gar Alperovitzposted Jul 11, 2012
- All over the country, people—like the workers of Chicago’s New Era Windows—are building worker-owned cooperatives that root jobs in the communities that need them.