New Economy

“America Has the Wealth to End the Despair”
by Sarah Anderson, Marlee Blasenheim
Nurses come face-to-face with the fallout of the financial crisis every day. Now they've joined the worldwide movement for a tax that would curb financial speculation—and help fill public needs.
Building a Resilient Congregation
by Sarah Byrnes
Religious congregations are embracing a new role: economic support groups.
How the Left and Right Can Unite
by David Korten
If we'd stop tearing each other apart, we might see an opportunity to win back our democracy from the rich and powerful.
Slower Living for a Rooted Future
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
Vermont is leading the way toward agricultural and economic change. What we can learn from the "Slow Living Summit" about building sustainable economies everywhere.
Life in a Local Living Economy
Video: How Bellingham, Washington keeps it local.
Planting Seeds of Hope: How Sustainable Activism Transformed Detroit
by Grace Lee Boggs, Scott Kurashige
After the death throes of urban decay, what the Motor City can teach us about vision, community, and the power of movements.
Two Points for the Tea Party. Now What?
by David Korten
We can all agree that we've got deficit and spending problems. But where do we go from here?
Signs of Life: Summer 2011
Small stories about big change.
Farming Careers for Young Veterans
by Robert Mellinger
Soldiers returning to a bleak job market grow a new set of skills.
Mapping Uncharted Economic Waters
by David Korten
We're trying to fix a failed economic system with the same thinking that caused the failure. We can make different choices and we must prepare ourselves to do so.
No More Budget Cuts Without Tax Fairness
by Chuck Collins
10 years on, the Bush tax cuts are a disaster—and we're contemplating more tax breaks for the wealthy. How can we stop the madness?
Ban the Box for a Fair Chance
by Aaron Tanaka
Breaking through "tough on crime" policies to give all Americans a chance at employment.
Chocolate Country
Video: A happy tale of the success of a cacao cooperative in the Dominican Republic.
The Great Stock Scam
by David Korten
Stock sales are supposed to finance new or expanded productive activity. The numbers tell a different story.
Instead of Prison
by Sarah van Gelder
2.3 million people behind bars. How to stop wasting lives and money.