New Economy

Call for Submissions: Solutions to Our Housing Crisis
by YES! Editors
Send us your pitches by Feb. 1.
How Much Does Climate Change Cost? Try $1.5 Trillion (and Counting)
by Mark Trahant
Last year was record-breaking.
What Happens When the Rich Invest in Racial Equity
by Araz Hachadourian
Meet the young 1 percenters who decided to invest their wealth in places that long experienced exploitation.
The Platform Co-op Is Coming for Uber
by MJ Kaplan
These co-ops aim to reinvest in their users, employees, and communities, while valuing positive workplace practices in tandem with profitability.
What Bitcoin and Amazon Are Doing to the Middle Class
by David Korten
Roughly 20 percent of U.S. workers are in a high-paying finance, technology, and electronics sectors. The other 80 percent face a daily struggle to survive.
Our 10 Best Solutions Stories You Might Have Missed This Year
by YES! Editors
A better world often starts as a small act. Change is possible. These stories from the past year prove it.
A Radical Vision for Food: Everyone Growing It for Each Other
by Peter Kalmus
Unlike capitalism’s many specialized goods and services, food is practical to barter—or, better yet, to gift.
How to Restore Our Relationship to Earth
by David Korten
We must reduce our burden on Earth’s regenerative systems by approximately 40 percent.
Building a Co-op Allowed These Musicians to Quit Their Day Jobs
by Araz Hachadourian
With no major labels in Minneapolis, this hip-hop group started their own label.
The 150-Mile Wardrobe: A Solution for One of the World’s Most Polluting Industries
by Araz Hachadourian
The Northern California Fibershed aims to skirt the rampant waste of resources in the apparel industry.
This Town Built a Market Where Neighbors Can Take What They Want for Free
by Jake Jarvis
It’s a radical but simple experiment that builds community and keeps useful things out of the landfill.
Meet the Woman Who’s Boosting Arizona’s Mom-and-Pop Business Culture
by Fran Korten
One strategy is to reintroduce people to their towns, show them what they can buy locally, and dispel the myth that it’s more expensive.
The Progressive’s Guide to Book Giving—for Every Relative
by YES! Editors
Here are books to gift that spark ideas, give subtle messages, help expand someone’s mind, or just poke a little fun.
The Unlikely Industry Empowering Women in Afghanistan
by Ruchi Kumar
In this deeply conservative society, these women are busting stereotypes every day.
Infographic: How Money Influences Your Happiness (and Vice Versa)
by Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz, Clo Copass
For a joyful economy, spread the wealth.