New Economy

Beyond Debt: An Economy of Gratitude
by Charles Eisenstein
Charles Eisenstein reviews David Graeber’s book, Debt: The First 5,000 Years.
California’s New Triple Bottom Line
by Sven Eberlein, Debra Baida
Best in the world? Try best FOR the world. The Golden State welcomes a new kind of corporation.
Beyond the Bubble Economy
by David Korten
We’ve finally learned that a growing financial sector isn’t the same thing as actual economic improvement. So how can we stimulate the real economy?
A Tale of Two Cities: Beijing and Detroit
by Helena Norberg-Hodge
Which symbolizes success, and which disintegration? It may not be what you think.
Why Own When You Can Share?
Welcome to the new age of collaborative consumption.
We (Still) Want Bread, and Roses Too
by John de Graaf
The centennial of the famous strike in Lawrence, Mass., reminds us that our fight is about more than economics.
To Build Community, an Economy of Gifts
by Charles Eisenstein
For a multitude of reasons, we need to need each other.
The Case for Taxing the Wealthy
The 1% didn’t get there by themselves. Chuck Collins offers a TED Talk on why the wealthy should pay it forward.
Time Banking: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?
by Edgar Cahn
Why let the availability of money determine the range of the possible? Time banks are taking off, in ways you never expected.
We Are the 1% ... And We Stand With the 99%
by Jesse Estrin
Not everyone at the top of the economic system thinks it's a fair one. Why Jesse Estrin—and many others—decided to stand with the rest of us.
Work Less, Live More
by Juliet Schor
Working fewer hours could help save our economy, our sanity, and the planet.
Does Inequality Make Us Unhappy?
by Carmen Sobczak
A new study suggests Americans' happiness declines when there’s a wider gap between rich and poor.
How To Build a People’s Movement
by Seth Borgos
Now’s the time to challenge economic orthodoxy—but only a massive social movement can turn things around.
Debt Crisis? Try Growth Crisis
by Richard Heinberg
Video: Richard Heinberg explains why the debt crisis is really a growth crisis... and why that might not be such a bad thing.
Toward a Post-Growth Society
by James Gustave Speth
Gus Speth: It’s business as usual that’s the utopian fantasy, while creating something very new and different is the pragmatic way forward.