New Economy

What Cuba Can Teach Us About Health Care
by Sarah van Gelder
Even Trump supporters agree we can learn something from the country’s universal, low-cost health care system. It’s that good.
How a Free Grocery Store Is Cutting Food Waste—and Hunger
by Rina Diane Caballar
Each weeknight, The Free Store redistributes up to 1,500 surplus food items to anyone who wants them—no questions asked.
An Easier Way to Get to Universal Health Care
by Fran Korten
Now is the time to push for better health care. Here are three modest, winnable first steps.
Locals and Tribes March Together to Oppose Construction of Natural Gas Plant
by Brandon Jordan
The construction of the Puget Sound Energy facility is already underway in Washington state, and it has locals worried about the health and safety of their community.
Fight Fascism With a Dance Party
by Janey Stephenson
Where fascism aims to instill fear, joy is the perfect resistance.
The More Education, the Wider the Gender Pay Gap—Wait, What?
by Chris Winters
Seattle women make less than men, but especially those with advanced degrees.
A Manual for the New Era of Activist
by George Lakey
Movement-building approaches from the civil rights era get a 2017 update.
Medicaid Survived the Health Care Battle—Now Let’s Give It to Everyone
by Mark Trahant
We should ditch employer-provided insurance. Administrative costs for Medicaid are nearly half of the cost of private sector plans. Yes, half.
College Was Once Free and For the Public Good—What Happened?
by Thomas Adam
Students didn’t have to worry about tuition and debt until higher education became more about personal gain than contributing to society.
Nearly Half of Trump Supporters Want Republicans to Work with Democrats to Improve ACA
by Mark Trahant
And the majority of the Senate wants to work together, find common ground, and move on. That’s called governing.
The Trick to Make Capitalism Help Solve Climate Change
by Peter Kalmus
The best step any nation can take toward mitigating climate change is a revenue-neutral carbon fee. Here’s how it works.
How We Can Transition to a “Bottom Up” Economy
by Chuck Collins
Three ways to rewire the economy for equality and ecological sustainability.
Why Coastal Tribes Are Growing Clam Gardens That Look Like Asian Rice Fields
by Barbara Clabots
All along the Pacific Northwest, tribes have been forced to close productive shellfish farming areas due to pollution. But they’ve got a plan.
Thanks to Amazon, Brick-and-Mortar Stores Have Lost 295K Jobs
by Stephen Miller
And 32 other facts you should probably know.
Trumpcare Is Not the Health Plan We Need (but Neither Is the ACA)
by Chris Winters
Under both GOP plans, we’ll have high costs, spotty coverage, and ad hoc solutions—which we have enough of already.