A fair economy that works for people and the planet.
Commentary :: Worker-Owned Café Offers Local Food, Space to Talk
by Robert Jensen, Carlos Pérez de Alejoposted Oct 31, 2008
- Robert Jensen, Carlos Pérez de Alejo describe the thinking behind “Piqueteros” (a name drawn from the movement of un- and under-employed workers in Argentina), one of the few worker-owned-and-operated cafés operating in the United States.
Signs of Life :: Community Banks Weathering the Storm
by Anne Moore Odellposted Oct 31, 2008
- Community banks provide safe haven in economic storm.
No Foreclosures Here
by Holly Sklarposted Oct 31, 2008
- With the housing crisis nationwide driving struggling families from their homes, Boston’s creative Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative shows how communities can hold their ground.
Beyond the Bailout: Agenda for a New Economy
by David Kortenposted Oct 31, 2008
- The financial crisis has put to rest the myths that our economic institutions are sound and markets work best when deregulated, says David Korten. Our economic institutions have failed, not only financially, but also socially and environmentally. This, combined with the election of a new president with a mandate for change, creates an opportune moment to rethink and redesign.
Be Happy Anyway
by Sarah van Gelder, Doug Pibelposted Oct 31, 2008
- If money equals happiness, a financial crisis means we’re all gloomy, right? Or could the crisis actually work for us?
They Stood Up to the Banks
by Sarah van Gelderposted Sep 30, 2008
- Like other moments in U.S. history when the robber barons or the big banks went too far, the American people reined them in this week, refusing to hand over billions of dollars that would put themselves and their children and grandchildren into debt to pay off the collapsing fortunes of some over-sized and under-regulated banks.
Finance to Serve the Economy
by Leslie Christianposted Sep 26, 2008
- How urgent is the financial situation? A Wall Street veteran says problems in finance don't mean the end of the economy.
Main Street Before Wall Street
by David Kortenposted Sep 24, 2008
- Whose Bailout? Main Street is the world of local businesses and working people engaged in producing and exchanging real goods and services—a world of real wealth. Wall Street as it now exists is a world of pure money in which the sole game is to use money to make money for people who have money
Excerpt :: The Green Collar Economy
by Van Jonesposted Sep 22, 2008
- Excerpt from book by Van Jones, The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems
WTO Photo Quiz
by Kevin Sharpposted Jul 30, 2008
- Photographer Kevin Sharp paired his photos of the 1999 event with stills from the new film. You might be surprised by what's real and what's not
Community Land Trust Keeps Prices Affordable—For Now And Forever
by Daniel Firesideposted Jul 29, 2008
- Community Housing Trusts buy land and houses, not for profit, but to keep them affordable for low- and middle-income residents. Daniel Fireside looks at the success of Vermont's 25-year-old Champlain Housing Trust, which provides homes for 2,100 households.
Create Your Own Workplace
by Layla Aslaniposted Jul 29, 2008
- Cooperative businesses allow employee-owners to receive all the benefits of their work—and their jobs can't get out-sourced or downsized. Layla Aslani shows how low-income women are starting cooperative businesses, becoming their own bosses, and creating lasting prosperity for themselves and their families.
Fairness for Working Parents
by Nanette Fondasposted Jul 29, 2008
- Living wages mean working parents can support their kids. Time off means they can raise them. Author and mother Nanette Fondas lays out what truly family friendly policies would look like.
Just the Facts :: How the Middle Class Got Stuck
by Noah Grant, Layla Aslani, Doug Pibelposted Jul 29, 2008
- Surging prices, stagnant wages, spiralling debt. This is what stuck feels like.
posted Jul 23, 2008
- A Documentary by United Food and Commercial Workers about the raids in Swift Meatpacking plants.