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Keeping benefits and accountability close to home.

Yes, There is An Alternative Yes, There is An Alternative
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
More and more people, communities, and nations are taking steps to reduce their vulnerability to a volatile global economy.
Seeding Small Business: 5 Ideas from Detroit Seeding Small Business: 5 Ideas from Detroit
by Stacy Mitchell
Detroit entrepreneurs are learning to rely on each other, finding the seeds of a new economy in resources discarded by corporate America.
Bellingham, Washington: Good Jobs, Locally Grown Bellingham, Washington: Good Jobs, Locally Grown
Video: How this close-knit community is keeping jobs close to home.
Finding Rootedness in the Age of Vulnerability Finding Rootedness in the Age of Vulnerability
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
In an increasingly vulnerable world, we’re searching for rooted communities—and what we can learn from them.
The Road to Right-Size Cities The Road to Right-Size Cities
by Frank and Deborah Popper
The American fable of all-but-permanent urban and economic growth is over. How cities can prepare for a smaller, but not necessarily worse, future.
Will the Real Voice of Small Business Please Stand Up? Will the Real Voice of Small Business Please Stand Up?
by Stacy Mitchell
Small businesses and local chambers are distancing themselves from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s politics.
A Day in the Life of a BerkShare A Day in the Life of a BerkShare
by Bill McKibben
Want to encourage the local economy? Try printing your own regional money.
The End of the Experiment The End of the Experiment
by Vicki Robin
So what did I learn from a month of hyperlocavore eating?
Support Groups for Hard Times Support Groups for Hard Times
by Chuck Collins
How can Transition Towns and Common Security Clubs help us navigate a changing economy and environment?
Reflections on the Transition Reflections on the Transition
by Pamela O’Malley Chang
Self-sufficiency, I realize, is a misnomer. What I am aiming for is local sufficiency, together with my neighbors.
Get Free From Wall Street: An Interview With David Korten Get Free From Wall Street: An Interview With David Korten
by Doug Pibel
How to avoid money games and create real wealth.
Invest in the Sock Exchange—and Other Ways to Join the Sharing Revolution Invest in the Sock Exchange—and Other Ways to Join the Sharing Revolution
by Jeremy Adam Smith
When we share as much stuff as possible, we walk more lightly on the earth and often improve our quality of life.
DIY Education: How to Start a Freeskool DIY Education: How to Start a Freeskool
by Lily Gershon
Who defines what schools are or what they teach? Why not you?
Pioneers of the New Normal Pioneers of the New Normal
by Sarah van Gelder
We’re facing a very different world than the one we knew. Here’s what people are doing to prepare …
Resilient Ideas: Reclaim, Repair, Rebuild Resilient Ideas: Reclaim, Repair, Rebuild
by Susan DeFreitas
How the rebuilding boom improves communities, benefits the environment, and even creates jobs.
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