New Economy

How Americans Build Wealth in 10 Charts (And What Race Has to Do With It)
by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn
(Hint: It’s less about income and more about skin color.)
A New Economic Vision That Mixes Together Occupy, Amish Culture, and Startups
by Alexa Clay
What subcultures offer us insight and principles for new ways of organizing?
Meet the Farmworker Who Helped Win Rent Control in California’s Wine Country
by Brooke Anderson, Davin Cardenas
When Gervacio Pena Lopez migrated to Sonoma County 30 years ago, he just wanted to find work to support his family. Since then, he has won victories for domestic and day laborers.
Special Report: Banking on Justice
by James Trimarco
In the poorest region of the nation's poorest state, a tiny government program keeps money flowing through mom-and-pop financial institutions—changing lives.
Call for Submissions: Science for the Public Good
by YES! Staff
Send us your ideas by Sept 25.
Why We Need Tiny Colleges
by Marcus Ford
Could smaller—and cheaper—schools produce more thoughtful, engaged, and compassionate human beings?
Seattle Is Giving Residents Money to Make Political Donations—Two States Follow
by Lynsi Burton
Voters are pushing for public-matching systems to replace the influence wealthy bankrollers have on government.
As 9-to-5 Jobs Vanish, Look Who’s Reinventing the Working World
by Paul Hampton
Overcoming isolation in the gig economy, workers like Amazon’s Mechanical Turks are building democratic, worker-led communities.
Maybe the Gig Economy Doesn’t Have to Mean Oppressed Workers
by David Korten
Has gig work helped you build community or left you isolated and vulnerable?
Can Workers Get a Fair Deal in the Gig Economy?
by Steven Hill
The whole sector won’t enjoy broader success until its companies learn how to combine flexible work with better treatment.
As #BankBlack Moves Money, Black Credit Unions Are Ready
by Zenobia Jeffries
While the number of Black-owned banks is down to only 22, there are 318 Black credit unions uniquely positioned to invest in their communities.
When You Don’t Have a Traditional Job, This Is How You Get Creative
by Martin do Nascimento
Austin, Texas, leads the nation in people with jobs outside the 9-to-5 economy.
#IamtheGigEconomy: Love Being Your Own Boss or Desperate for a Traditional Job?
by YES! Staff
Tell us about your gig life by using #IamtheGigEconomy.
The U.S. Just Surpassed the Number of Breweries We Had in 1873
by Liza Bayless, Kate Stringer
And 26 other facts you should probably know.
Why Bicycle Justice Isn’t a White Guy in Spandex
by Elly Blue
Well, it doesn’t have to be. People of color make up the fastest-growing demographic among cyclists, and everyone benefits.