New Economy

How a Health Clinic Made a Local Grocery Store Part of Its Prescription
by Bob Van Meter
A partnership between a Boston health clinic and a local grocery shows what economic development can do when it makes community health a priority.
The Future of Libraries Is Bigger Than Books
by Cat Johnson
Modern libraries are essential in underserved communities as places where everyone is welcome to gather, work, borrow materials, or just spend time.
How to Talk With Your Kids about Donald Trump
by Allison Briscoe-Smith
The success of Trump’s candidacy isn’t just a political problem. It’s also a psychological and cultural one that needs to be addressed by parents.
Video: This New York Farm Wants to Fix the “Food Apartheid”
by Jasleena Grewal
Soul Fire Farm provides farm education to Black and Latino youth in an effort to end a history of racism and injustice in America's food system.
You Know What’s Really Gross? Not Periods, But Taxes on Periods
by Lynsi Burton
Class action lawsuits point out the irrationality of sales-tax exemptions for items such as Rogaine, foot powder, and Viagra—but not menstrual products.
What I Learned From My March With Democracy Spring
by Frances Moore Lappé
The political march is a tool for social transformation in itself. This one gave me a taste of the connected, empowered society I’m working to create.
No Fossil Fuel? No Problem—7 Ways We're Already Living More Locally
by YES! Staff
From affordable transit to local food for school lunches, many people across America are already on their way to living a life without oil.
In a Surprise Win for Democracy Over Corporate Power, GMO Labeling Has Arrived
by Andrew Kimbrell
Those predicting an easy Senate defeat for mandatory labeling saw corporations fold one by one in the face of a strong food movement.
Could Sanders’ Social Justice Ideas Really Work? Take a Look at These Places
by Fran Korten
In his new film, “Where to Invade Next,” Michael Moore shows us what free college and health care for all can actually look like.
Capitalism or Socialism? There’s an Even Better Option
by David Korten
Bernie Sanders’ popular campaign suggests that many Americans aren't afraid of socialism anymore. But real democracy is an even better alternative to capitalism.
The Seas Will Save Us: How an Army of Ocean Farmers Is Starting an Economic Revolution
by Bren Smith
Ocean farming isn’t just about food, it’s about transforming a workforce and restoring the sea.
Digging Into the Meaning of Work (With Real Shovels)
by Jamie McCallum
Is the work we do for pay like digging a hole to nowhere? The author put shovels in the hands of 15 people to find out.
Meet the Organizers Planning the Biggest Sit-In in a Generation
by James Trimarco
If Congress hasn't taken action to help get money out of politics by April 10, 3,000 people have pledged to risk arrest in a week-long series of sit-ins.
Why Fixing Climate Change Is Women’s Work
by Kate Stringer
Natural resource scarcity and unpredictable weather affect women first, yet they’re often the last to be heard on how to combat it. That’s slowly changing.
New Jersey Divests from Payday Lending
by Shawn Aiken
Payday loans are illegal in New Jersey. So when a payday lender showed up in its portfolio of investments, state leaders took action.