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NEW ECONOMY

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Green Housing: In Buffalo, It's Not Just for Rich People Anymore Green Housing: In Buffalo, It's Not Just for Rich People Anymore
by Mark Andrew Boyer
Can we build sustainable housing that's affordable, too? The city of Buffalo did, and created a community jobs pipeline in the process. Here's what can happen when neighborhoods take the lead.
What’s Cheaper than Solar, Slashes Carbon Emissions, and Creates Jobs in Kentucky? What’s Cheaper than Solar, Slashes Carbon Emissions, and Creates Jobs in Kentucky?
by Erin L. McCoy
Having an energy-efficient home saves the owners money, but they often procrastinate on improvements. When energy companies in Kansas and Kentucky figured out a way to sweeten the deal, the results brought good news for homeowners, contractors, and for the planet.
Europe Authorizes “Robin Hood Tax” on Financial Transactions Europe Authorizes “Robin Hood Tax” on Financial Transactions
by Sarah Anderson
Support for the tax on stocks, bonds, and derivatives was so strong among EU finance ministers that it wasn’t even necessary to take a formal vote.
What India Taught Me About How to End Hunger What India Taught Me About How to End Hunger
by Frances Moore Lappé
Back in the ’60s, Frances Moore Lappé realized that hunger is caused by a scarcity of democracy, not food. Then, a collective of courageous women farmers showed her how to change that.
The Trillion Dollar Coin: A Debt Solution for the People The Trillion Dollar Coin: A Debt Solution for the People
by Ellen Brown
Far from being a gimmick, having the U.S. Treasury mint high-denomination coins is a solution that cuts to the root of America’s financial problems. And Benjamin Franklin would have liked it, too.
What Would a Down-to-Earth Economy Look Like? What Would a Down-to-Earth Economy Look Like?
by David Korten
How did we end up with Wall Street when models for a healthy economy are all around us?
Human Trafficking Awareness Day: Let’s Take a Stand for Domestic Workers Human Trafficking Awareness Day: Let’s Take a Stand for Domestic Workers
by Tiffany Williams
150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, it's time to recognize domestic labor as real work that should be protected.
Why Post-Sandy America Needs State Banks More than Ever Why Post-Sandy America Needs State Banks More than Ever
by Ellen Brown
If we the people want the sort of security in emergencies that is available to the owners of Wall Street banks, we need to own some banks ourselves.
Radical Generosity Radical Generosity
by Paul Van Slambrouk
What’s better than turning a profit by selling your work? Filmmakers, cafe owners, and even corporations like Panera Bread point to the satisfaction that comes with giving it away.
Why Won’t the Wall Street Journal Cover the Cooperative Economy? Why Won’t the Wall Street Journal Cover the Cooperative Economy?
by Gar Alperovitz, Keane Bhatt
Cooperative businesses are proliferating quickly, but you wouldn’t know it from reading the Wall Street Journal.
The “People’s Bailout” Was Just the Beginning: What’s Next for Strike Debt? The “People’s Bailout” Was Just the Beginning: What’s Next for Strike Debt?
by Fabien Tepper
Thomas Gokey is one of the creators of Occupy’s Rolling Jubilee, which is preparing to purchase and cancel $9 million of ordinary people’s medical debt. Here, he speaks about the project’s origins, methods, and future.
In EU Parliament, a Landslide Vote for “Robin Hood Tax” In EU Parliament, a Landslide Vote for “Robin Hood Tax”
by Sarah Anderson
Eleven countries in Europe hope to raise billions of Euros through a tiny tax on financial speculation. This week, a major vote in the European parliament brings that plan one step closer to becoming reality.
4 Ways to Leap the “Fiscal Cliff” to a Better U.S.A. 4 Ways to Leap the “Fiscal Cliff” to a Better U.S.A.
by Sarah van Gelder
Sarah van Gelder looks beyond the hype about the deficit and finds four ways to balance the books while protecting our health and financial security.
20 Machines for a DIY Civilization 20 Machines for a DIY Civilization
Video: Open Source Ecology has released free plans for building tractors, brick compressors, and other essential machines. Why pay more for stuff that's designed to fall apart?
Stacy Mitchell: We Can’t Shop Our Way to a Better Economy Stacy Mitchell: We Can’t Shop Our Way to a Better Economy
Buying local isn’t enough. If we’re going to get our economy back on track, we have to re-center on communities.
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