A fair economy that works for people and the planet.
LA School District Uses Its Spending Power to Support Local Farms, Workers’ Rights, and Kids’ Nutrition
by J. Mijin Chaposted Oct 17, 2014
- Local economies can be strengthened through the large purchasing power of local institutions. Here’s how the nation's second largest school district is doing it.
Beating Climate Change by Retooling the Economy—The Story Begins in Navajo Country
by Mary Hansenposted Oct 17, 2014
- A proposed community-owned solar project on an abandoned coal mine in Arizona illustrates how cooperative economics make it possible to stop extracting fossil fuels—without leaving workers behind.
After Years Without a Grocery Store, Greensboro Neighbors Are Building One Themselves—And They’ll Own It
by Dave Reedposted Oct 17, 2014
- Fed up with essentially begging for access to quality food, residents of this predominantly African-American and low-income neighborhood decided to open their own grocery store.
Day 5 of New Economy Week: The New Economy Is Close to Home
posted Oct 17, 2014
- From California to Mississippi, people are organizing to build local power and are seeing major victories. How do we support and encourage their work?
Day 4 of New Economy Week: Combating Climate Change Without Leaving Anyone Behind
posted Oct 16, 2014
- How do we transition to an economy powered by renewable energy without leaving the workers employed by fossil fuel companies behind?
Good Jobs or a Healthy Planet? We Can Have Both
by Chuck Collinsposted Oct 16, 2014
- If we really want to fix the environment, then we need to join coalitions with organizations that focus on changing our economic system too.
Day 3 of New Economy Week: Building a Movement That Can Win
posted Oct 15, 2014
Three Moves for a Bigger, Stronger Worker-Owned Economy
by Alison Linganeposted Oct 15, 2014
- While worker-owned co-ops provide a significant chunk of employment in several European countries, in the United States we still have a ways to go. Fortunately, opportunities for growth are everywhere.
Day 2 of New Economy Week: Expanding How We Think About What's Possible
posted Oct 14, 2014
Economists Who Say the Planet Has Infinite Resources Are Today’s Flat Earth Society
by Eric Zenceyposted Oct 14, 2014
- The attempt to solve our ecological and social crises through economic growth is a fool’s task, because both crises have a common cause: an infinite-planet, perpetual-growth economy has met the limits of a finite planet.
My Cousin Was Shot Dead by a Police Officer. Here’s What It Means for the New Economy Movement
by Anand Jahiposted Oct 14, 2014
- Many opportunities exist for collaboration between the movements for racial justice and for an economy that works for everyone.
What Housing Organizers in Buffalo Learned from the ’70s
by Aaron Bartleyposted Oct 13, 2014
- Why did some of the cooperative institutions built in the ’70s—especially food co-ops—get to scale and thrive in subsequent decades, while others faded away?
With an Economy that Worked for All, Mike Brown Would Still Be Alive
by Ed Whitfieldposted Oct 13, 2014
- “Our full humanity is expressed only when we have the capacity and the opportunity to be productive, to do for ourselves, meeting our needs in our communities.”
Day 1 of New Economy Week: The New Economy Isn’t New
posted Oct 13, 2014
- Those who have suffered the most at the hands of an unfair economy are also the most experienced at imagining and building alternative futures.
Want to Build an Economy that Works for Everybody? Next Week, We’re All About It
by Mary Hansenposted Oct 10, 2014
- Next Monday, YES! and the New Economy Coalition kick off New Economy Week—five days of national conversation about the ideas, strategies, and projects that make up the movement.