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Washington State Joins the Movement for Public Banking Washington State Joins the Movement for Public Banking
by Ellen Brown
The legislature will consider whether to move its funds from Bank of America to a publicly owned bank that would keep the state's money working locally.
Rocky Times Ahead: Are You Ready? Rocky Times Ahead: Are You Ready?
by Sarah Byrnes, Chuck Collins
This isn't a future you can, or should, face alone. How to make sure you don't have to.
Food for a Rooted Future Food for a Rooted Future
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
In the Philippines, a new kind of conventional wisdom about food: chemical free, community strong.
The Age of Vulnerability The Age of Vulnerability
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
The 2008 financial crash redefined what it means to be economically vulnerable. Some nations are responding by building more rooted local economies. Will the U.S. learn from them?
Learning to Live on Less Learning to Live on Less
by Sarah Byrnes
Connie Allen started a support group for friends adjusting to smaller incomes.
10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2010 10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2010
by Sarah van Gelder
There was plenty of disappointment and hardship this year. But the year also brought opportunities for transformation.
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?
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