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NEW ECONOMY

A fair economy that works for people and the planet.

Book Review: America Beyond Capitalism by Gar Alperovitz
by Adria Scharf
Adria Scharf reviews a book that will ignite the creative imagination needed for progressive activists to connect their work to a shared vision for a democratic political-economic system
Ten Reasons Young People Should Care About Social Security
by Rock the Vote
The Dos and Don'ts of Social Security
by Amy Chasanov
What can we do to fix social security without destroying it?
Retirement Crisis, Real or Imagined? Moral and Economic Questions on Social Security
by Gar Alperovitz
Social security privatization, the collapse of private pensions, low rates of savings -- what should we do?
Of, By and For Seniors: Japanese Seniors Co-operatives Of, By and For Seniors: Japanese Seniors Co-operatives
by Robert Marshall
Japanese families are getting smaller while the ranks of the aged are growing. A co-operative has stepped into this vacuum, connecting thousands of elders who have something to give and something to receive.
Two Crises, One Solution Two Crises, One Solution
by Van Jones
We face devastation of the natural world and violence in human communities. There's a way to solve both these crises. A reverence movement would anchor a different economics, a restorative economics. Working with nature, we can create wealth sustainably and spread it more equitably. Solution-based, investment-driven environmentalism.
In Brazil: Creating a New Reality
by Michelle Burkhart
A poor-people's movement settles thousands of aspiring farmers on unused land - and now they have some really big plans.
Students Break Out
by Becky Brun, Brian Edstrom
Alternative spring breaks: These young people experienced adventure, camaraderie, and the satisfaction of making a difference--plus a few surprises
U.S. to Become Net Food Importer
by Doug Pibel
Figures released at the end of 2004 by the Department of Agriculture showed that in 2005, for the first time in more than 50 years, the U.S. will have no trade surplus in food.
Book Review: No More Throw-away People by Edgar Cahn Book Review: No More Throw-away People by Edgar Cahn
by David Bollier
No More Throwaway People is a provocative analysis of the non-market economy and an inspiration for the social service community.
Film Review: The Take and Argentina: Hope in Hard Times
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
Lisa Gale Garrigues reviews two films about Argentina during the economic crisis of 2002. Both films offer lessons in what ordinary people can do.
The Work Ahead: Challenge Low-Wage Globalization
by David Foster
What is the work ahead? We need to have an economic message that challenges the destructive force of the global economy.
Pranksters Sink the WTO
by Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, Bob Spunkmeyer
Pranksters (YES Men) impersonate WTO spokesmen and declare the demise of the World Trade Organization.
A Life Lived Whole
by Parker Palmer
What happens when people refuse to live a lie?
Campaigning for Time
by John de Graaf
"Take Back Your Time" movement and a free-time agenda.
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