How the U.S. Government Could End the Student Debt Crisis Today
by Raúl CarrilloNov 12, 2014
- Instead of loaning students money, the federal government could just pay for their tuition, without causing any significant economic problems.
Bikes! Co-Ops! Voyages of Self-Discovery! This Project Brings Together Everything You Love
Nov 06, 2014
- In the summers of 2012 and 2013, a group of college students and recent grads bicycled across America, visiting cooperative businesses and re-imagining the country they were about to inherit.
“We Couldn’t Possibly Be Poor”: How a Doctor Fell Into Poverty
by Robin DickinsonNov 03, 2014
- “As we found ourselves choosing between rice, oatmeal, or potatoes for every meal, it occurred to us that being in poverty isn’t about how hard you work; it’s about how much money you make.”
Before the Zombie Apocalypse—These 4 Trade Deals Were Ravaging the World!
by James Trimarco, Marc J. PalmOct 29, 2014
- Forget ghouls and goblins. From deregulating Wall Street to shredding environmental and labor protections—these policy monsters are way scarier.
Own the Change: Building Economic Democracy One Worker Co-op at a Time
Oct 24, 2014
- Take a sneak peek at “Own the Change,” a new documentary about worker-owned cooperatives.
LA School District Uses Its Spending Power to Support Local Farms, Workers’ Rights, and Kids’ Nutrition
by J. Mijin ChaOct 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.
Day 5 of New Economy Week: The New Economy Is Close to Home
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?
After Years Without a Grocery Store, Greensboro Neighbors Are Building One Themselves—And They’ll Own It
by Dave ReedOct 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 4 of New Economy Week: Combating Climate Change Without Leaving Anyone Behind
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 CollinsOct 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.
Beating Climate Change by Retooling the Economy—The Story Begins in Navajo Country
by Mary HansenOct 16, 2014
- A proposed community-owned solar project on an abandoned coal mine in Arizona illustrates how cooperative economomics make it possible to stop extracting fossil fuels—without leaving workers behind.
Day 3 of New Economy Week: Building a Movement That Can Win
Oct 15, 2014
Three Moves for a Bigger, Stronger Worker-Owned Economy
by Alison LinganeOct 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
Oct 14, 2014
Economists Who Say the Planet Has Infinite Resources Are Today’s Flat Earth Society
by Eric ZenceyOct 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.