New Economy

This Organic Food Company Doesn’t Discriminate Against Ex-Offenders—It Seeks Them Out
by Olivia Anderson
Lancaster Food Company searches for job applicants who need help getting back on their feet. So far, not one has quit.
How Creative Repurposing of Industrial Scrap Is Holding Off a Neighborhood’s Gentrification
by Amanda Abrams
25-year old Scrap Exchange partners with Durham, North Carolina, residents to build an innovative arts district.
How a Battle Over Affordable Medicine Helped Kill the TPP
by James Trimarco
The debate about an exotic new kind of drug delayed the trade deal for years, thanks in part to relentless advocates who stood up to big pharma.
How Trump Could Hand China the Lead in Challenging Corporate Greed
by David Korten
China and the U.S. are poised as the dominant players. Will they compete or cooperate?
I Couldn’t Go to Standing Rock, So I Closed My Bank Accounts Instead
by Cedar Wilkie Gillette
There are 38 banks supporting the Dakota Access pipeline. I found out mine was one of them.
Nation’s Second-Largest School District Wants to Kick McDonald’s Out
by Olivia Anderson
After almost four years of McTeacher's Night fundraisers, teachers in the greater Los Angeles area are demanding the fast-food chain stop predatory marketing toward their students.
Where Citizens Can Run for Office Without Big Money—and Win
by James Trimarco
Maine’s unique solution for clean elections involves $5 contributions and campaigns funded entirely by taxpayers. And it’s working.
Key Sanders Supporter on Loving—and Criticizing—the Democratic Party
by Sarah van Gelder
Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner talks about being disinvited to introduce Bernie Sanders at the DNC, racism in America, and grassroots leadership.
Forget More Regulation: Make Corporations Serve the Public Interest
by David Korten
The purely private-purpose corporation is an illegitimate entity. This is the elephant in the room that no politician dare mention.
It’s Citizens Who Will Save Us From Citizens United
by Sarah van Gelder
Constitutional amendment organizers are confident of an eventual victory. “The push toward justice has always started at the grassroots.”
Three Massive Mergers—Millions for One Bank and a Disaster for Food, Water, and Climate
by Wenonah Hauter
In addition to advising on all three mega-mergers, Credit Suisse is playing a big role behind the scenes of the Dakota Access pipeline.
We Never Voted for Corporate Rule
by David Korten
The $66 billion sale of Monsanto is yet another reminder of how corporations have colonized the world and subverted democracy. To regain our future, we must claim our right to popular sovereignty.
What If Twitter Were Owned by the Users Who Love It
by WeAreTwitter
The #WeAreTwitter movement wants users to buy Twitter as co-owners and show Wall Street how a business should be run.
The Next Big Thing: Job Benefits That Go Where You Go
by Chris Farrell
We need to overhaul America’s social safety net, which was designed for a different labor market and economy.
Another Victory for Workers in Seattle—This Time It’s Their Schedules
by Melissa Hellmann
Thanks to an ordinance passed last month, service and retail workers will finally get reasonable shift schedules, along with their $15-an-hour minimum wage.