New Economy

How We Became an Economy Full of Side Jobs
by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn
The job growth that led us out of the recession has been in nontraditional jobs, and that's working well for women.
For Workers Who Feel Like Part of a Machine, These Companies Get It Right
by Christa Hillstrom
The Good Work Code attempts to re-examine what workers and employers want and to build jobs around shared values.
6 Tips on Making Money and Staying Sane When You Work From Home
by Brandon Ambrosino
How to deal with anxiety, self-doubt, and “the check’s in the mail.”
6 Ways We’re Already Leading an Economic Revolution
by Gar Alperovitz
From the “buy local” movement to public banking, we’re well on our way to a more democratic, cooperative, and people-centered economy.
I Took a Side Job Selling Cherries at Pike Place—And Now Love the Farming World
by Fan Kong
There is a profound sense of community born from the gathering of people and the exchange of goods at a market.
The World’s Biggest School Meal Program Is Keeping Local Farmers in Business
by Chris Arsenault
Emphasizing local food under a radical policy of “zero hunger,” Brazil’s school lunch initiative helps small farmers buy the land they’ve been farming for generations.
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?