New Economy

Call for Submissions: How Can Our Economy Spark Joy?
by YES! Editors
Send us your ideas by July 21.
Resistance That Won’t Quit: A Timeline of the Keystone XL Pipeline
by Valerie Schloredt
Despite a Trump executive order undoing nearly nine years of defiance, the story of the-pipeline-that-won’t-die isn’t over.
After Coal, a Small Kentucky Town Builds a Healthier, More Creative Economy
by Peter Slavin
A complex network of local organizations helps neighbors support one another as they rebound from a dying industry.
Trump’s Budget Is Full of Contempt—and Numbers That Don’t Add Up
by Mark Trahant
Trillions of imaginary dollars run throughout the budget. Never mind “fake news.” This is fake government.
Why Bernie Sanders Is Pushing for More Worker-Owners
by Jessica Bonanno
In times when Washington is unlikely to agree on much, employee ownership offers a bipartisan approach toward building a stronger and more just economy.
Yes, We Can Choose Good Globalization
by David Korten
The integration of knowledge, science, hospitality, and travel can have huge benefits for human connections and peace.
But Wait, U.S. Bank Has Not Stopped Funding Pipelines
by Mazaska Talks
Despite announcing its intent to stop pipeline project loans, U.S. Bank still gives massive amounts of general financing to oil giants who build pipelines. Will it stop that?
How Low-Income Mothers Are Breaking Into the Tech Industry
by Sheila Bapat
Two-thirds of low-wage workers are women, often mothers. These programs are giving them better access to high-wage careers.
Portland, Ore., Becomes First Major U.S. City to End All New Investment in Corporations
by Melissa Hellmann
To avoid doing business with socially irresponsible corporations, the city is willing to lose investment income—about $4.5 million a year.
Crowdfunding Real Estate Isn’t Just For Millionaires Anymore. Could It Be For You?
by Alizah Salario
The relatively new equity crowdfunding seeks investors expecting a return, not donors supporting a project. But the project must improve a community.
New Budget Deal Preserves All 19 Social Spending Programs Trump Tried to Eliminate
by James Trimarco
Economic relief agencies as well as support for arts and culture got nearly a five-month reprieve from the more radical cuts proposed in Trump’s budget.
Why a Just and Sustainable Economy Looks Like a Doughnut
by David Korten
This is the real-world economy for a living Earth that we must learn to structure and manage to provide a safe space for humanity.
6 Ways to Put Public Interest Ahead of Big Pharma Profits
by Clo Copass
Increase access to generics, end “evergreening” drug patents, and other ways to put people before profits.
How Taxpayer Money Provides the Research for Big Pharma
by Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz, Clo Copass
Public money and public universities boost Big Pharma’s profits, so shouldn’t the public be able to afford the drugs?
Let’s Help Trump Keep His Promises
by David Korten
Has Trump served us all in breaking things open? Only if we use the moment for serious rethinking of policy.