New Economy

Call for Submissions: Science for the Public Good
by YES! Staff
Send us your ideas by Sept 25.
Why We Need Tiny Colleges
by Marcus Ford
Could smaller—and cheaper—schools produce more thoughtful, engaged, and compassionate human beings?
Seattle Is Giving Residents Money to Make Political Donations—Two States Follow
by Lynsi Burton
Voters are pushing for public-matching systems to replace the influence wealthy bankrollers have on government.
As 9-to-5 Jobs Vanish, Look Who’s Reinventing the Working World
by Paul Hampton
Overcoming isolation in the gig economy, workers like Amazon’s Mechanical Turks are building democratic, worker-led communities.
Maybe the Gig Economy Doesn’t Have to Mean Oppressed Workers
by David Korten
Has gig work helped you build community or left you isolated and vulnerable?
Can Workers Get a Fair Deal in the Gig Economy?
by Steven Hill
The whole sector won’t enjoy broader success until its companies learn how to combine flexible work with better treatment.
As #BankBlack Moves Money, Black Credit Unions Are Ready
by Zenobia Jeffries
While the number of Black-owned banks is down to only 22, there are 318 Black credit unions uniquely positioned to invest in their communities.
When You Don’t Have a Traditional Job, This Is How You Get Creative
by Martin do Nascimento
Austin, Texas, leads the nation in people with jobs outside the 9-to-5 economy.
#IamtheGigEconomy: Love Being Your Own Boss or Desperate for a Traditional Job?
by YES! Staff
Tell us about your gig life by using #IamtheGigEconomy.
The U.S. Just Surpassed the Number of Breweries We Had in 1873
by Liza Bayless, Kate Stringer
And 26 other facts you should probably know.
How to Break the Power of Money
by David Korten
We can refuse to accept the pervasive, but false, claims that money is wealth and a growing GDP improves the lives of all.
Why Bicycle Justice Isn’t a White Guy in Spandex
by Elly Blue
Well, it doesn’t have to be. People of color make up the fastest-growing demographic among cyclists, and everyone benefits.
Why Say No to the TPP? Corporations Already Have Too Much Power
by Sarah van Gelder
Our hope lies in shifting power to communities and regions that prioritize safety, clean air, children’s health, and locally rooted livelihoods.
Tired of Waiting for Corporate High-Speed Internet, Minnesota Farm Towns Build Their Own
by Ben DeJarnette
A unique community-owned broadband cooperative will free dozens of tiny towns and farms from reliance on slower corporate providers.
Thousands Moving Money to Black-Owned Banks
by Zenobia Jeffries
The latest response to discrimination and police brutality is renewed calls to #BankBlack and bring economic empowerment to struggling communities.