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Infographic: Why Social Security's Not Going Broke Infographic: Why Social Security's Not Going Broke
by Doug Pibel
Making Social Security solvent in the long run isn't that hard. But who should bear the cost?
Europe Leads U.S. in Effort to Tax Financial "Speed Demons" Europe Leads U.S. in Effort to Tax Financial "Speed Demons"
by Sarah Anderson
The European Commission expects a tiny tax on financial transactions to raise an estimated $42 billion per year while discouraging purely speculative short-term trading.
Portland Is First U.S. City to Divest Funds from Walmart Portland Is First U.S. City to Divest Funds from Walmart
by Laura Garcia, Molly Rusk
The initiative also prohibits the city from purchasing Walmart bonds in the future.
This Omaha Bike Shop Is Training a New Generation of Cyclists This Omaha Bike Shop Is Training a New Generation of Cyclists
"Pretty soon they're using it to travel downtown and expand their understanding of the community they live in."
The Coal Workers You Didn't Know Existed—And Why They May Be At Risk The Coal Workers You Didn't Know Existed—And Why They May Be At Risk
by Erin L. McCoy
Thousands of workers may be at risk of chronic disease from the chemicals used to process coal—including MCHM, which recently contaminated the drinking water of nearly 300,000 West Virginia residents.
Fans Move to Buy LA Clippers After Owner Is Banned From NBA Fans Move to Buy LA Clippers After Owner Is Banned From NBA
by Christopher Zumski Finke
The fans hope to buy the team and make it into a nonprofit organization like the Green Bay Packers.
Dear Paul Krugman: Is GDP Growth Making Us Richer or Poorer? (Please Clarify.) Dear Paul Krugman: Is GDP Growth Making Us Richer or Poorer? (Please Clarify.)
by Herman Daly
Is Paul Krugman just advocating temporary growth up to some level of optimality, or a truly ever-growing economy?
In Rural Kansas, an Experiment Makes Hitchhiking Safe Again In Rural Kansas, an Experiment Makes Hitchhiking Safe Again
by Jennifer O'Brien
The people behind the project borrowed some tricks from ride-sharing apps like Lyft, but tweaked the details so the rides are free.
The Underground Railroad Was One of America’s First Co-ops: A Black History Tour of Cooperative Economics The Underground Railroad Was One of America’s First Co-ops: A Black History Tour of Cooperative Economics
by Laura Flanders
From slavery to Jim Crow to cities today, African-Americans have been leading the cooperative movement.
Think You Know What a Farmer Looks Like? Think Again. Think You Know What a Farmer Looks Like? Think Again.
by Sena Christian
Preliminary results from the 2012 Census of Agriculture show the increasing role of women in U.S. agriculture—especially on organic and small-scale farms.
Don't Leave BitCoin to the Libertarians! (Or, Why Your Movement Needs Open Source Money) Don't Leave BitCoin to the Libertarians! (Or, Why Your Movement Needs Open Source Money)
by Nathan Schneider
Movements for economic justice and equality are rarely flush with cash. But "cryptocurrencies" like Bitcoin might stand to change the rules in their favor.
Video: Can We Create Living-Wage Jobs for Everyone? Video: Can We Create Living-Wage Jobs for Everyone?
by Laura Flanders
We have plenty of low-income jobs, but fewer in the middle where we really need investment. How can we make sure public money is spent for the greater good?
A New Source of Jobs for India's Rural Women? (Hint: It's in Your Shampoo) A New Source of Jobs for India's Rural Women? (Hint: It's in Your Shampoo)
by Shilpi Chhotray
The business in chemicals extracted from seaweed—predicted to be worth $7 billion by 2018—is emerging as a source of employment for rural women.
After Death of Radical Mayor, Mississippi's Capital Wrestles With His Economic Vision After Death of Radical Mayor, Mississippi's Capital Wrestles With His Economic Vision
by Laura Flanders
Mayor Chokwe Lumumba implemented only the first steps of his plan to address Jackson's extreme income inequality, which most seriously affected black residents. Now the city faces a choice between vastly different approaches to economic development.
Want to Fight the Corporate Takeover? Start with a Pint at the Pub Want to Fight the Corporate Takeover? Start with a Pint at the Pub
by David Bollier
The British government is reversing damage done to local economies by the Great Recession by protecting local pubs.
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