New Economy

A Manual for the New Era of Activist
by George Lakey
Movement-building approaches from the civil rights era get a 2017 update.
Medicaid Survived the Health Care Battle—Now Let’s Give It to Everyone
by Mark Trahant
We should ditch employer-provided insurance. Administrative costs for Medicaid are nearly half of the cost of private sector plans. Yes, half.
College Was Once Free and For the Public Good—What Happened?
by Thomas Adam
Students didn’t have to worry about tuition and debt until higher education became more about personal gain than contributing to society.
Nearly Half of Trump Supporters Want Republicans to Work with Democrats to Improve ACA
by Mark Trahant
And the majority of the Senate wants to work together, find common ground, and move on. That’s called governing.
The Trick to Make Capitalism Help Solve Climate Change
by Peter Kalmus
The best step any nation can take toward mitigating climate change is a revenue-neutral carbon fee. Here’s how it works.
How We Can Transition to a “Bottom Up” Economy
by Chuck Collins
Three ways to rewire the economy for equality and ecological sustainability.
Why Coastal Tribes Are Growing Clam Gardens That Look Like Asian Rice Fields
by Barbara Clabots
All along the Pacific Northwest, tribes have been forced to close productive shellfish farming areas due to pollution. But they’ve got a plan.
Thanks to Amazon, Brick-and-Mortar Stores Have Lost 295K Jobs
by Stephen Miller
And 32 other facts you should probably know.
Trumpcare Is Not the Health Plan We Need (but Neither Is the ACA)
by Chris Winters
Under both GOP plans, we’ll have high costs, spotty coverage, and ad hoc solutions—which we have enough of already.
Call for Submissions: How Can Our Economy Spark Joy?
by YES! Editors
Send us your ideas by August 18.
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.