New Economy

From Grocery Stores to Labor Unions, Cooperatives Were the Answer
by Liz Pleasant & Araz Hachadourian
Worker-ownership economics catch on in Ohio, Nevada, and North Carolina.
How Co-ops Can Make Infrastructure Great Again
by Nathan Schneider
If the Trump administration is serious about bringing jobs and pride back to rural America, they should take a lesson from cooperatives of the 1930s.
If We’re Honest, We All Know Trump’s America
by Robert Jensen
Trump articulates ideas that are closer to what is considered “normal” in the United States than many of us are willing to acknowledge.
What It Takes to Get Women Out of Prison—and Stay Out
by Zenobia Jeffries
The rate of women in U.S. prisons is growing faster than men. But in New Orleans, one group is successfully tackling sentencing for drug use and sex work.
3 Ways Progressives Can Reconnect With Rural America
by Anthony Flaccavento
First, understand the environment is not only about climate change—it’s about livelihood for miners, drillers, loggers, and farmers like me.
Something Better to Offer Trump Voters Tired of Waiting for Their Turn
by David Korten
A world free of extremes of wealth and poverty in which no one needs to stand in line for a chance at a secure and fulfilling life.
Worried About Rent Hikes, 301 Families Came Together to Buy Their Mobile Home Park
by Olivia Anderson, Araz Hachadourian, Christa Hillstrom
And five other creative ways Americans are stepping up to build strong local economies.
Call for Submissions: “Sanctuary Communities”
by YES! Editors
Send us your ideas by Jan. 25.
How Trump’s Extremism May Help Us Expose One of History’s Greatest Political Deceptions
by David Korten
The Great Growth Con promises that economic growth—measured by gross domestic product—will benefit everyone, rich and poor alike. 
New Year, New President, and Our Promise
by YES! Editors
We represent independent journalism. Even in the darkest times, you can depend on us to find the progressive solutions that will heal the planet and improve the lives of the many.
How Community Land Trusts Can Fix Detroit’s Foreclosure Mess
by Abigail Savitch-Lew
Nearly 1 in 6 properties across the city faced tax foreclosure last year. Land trusts are one way to keep buildings—whether housing or businesses—permanently affordable.
7 Things the Defund DAPL Campaign Has Achieved So Far (Including $28 Million in Personal Accounts Moved)
by Ari Paul
Public and consumer pressure on banks to quit financing the Dakota Access pipeline companies is producing results.
The Fix-It Shop Where Neighbors Repair Your Clothes and Electronics
by Araz Hachadourian
Three years ago, they started a program to keep salvageable goods from landfills by harnessing the community’s collective skills to fix them.
6 Solutions That Support Native Sovereignty—From Tribal Schooling to Bison Herds
by Araz Hachadourian, Christa Hillstrom
Florida’s Miccosukee is the first tribe allowed to run its own school, where students fully participate in family and cultural activities.
How Standing Rock’s Divest Campaign Can Stop Future Pipelines
by Colby Devitt
As banks begin to respond, environmental movements are learning the importance of speaking clearly about the financial risks of fossil fuel investment.