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NEW ECONOMY

A fair economy that works for people and the planet.

Don’t Like Your Health Insurance? Make Your Own Don’t Like Your Health Insurance? Make Your Own
by Nina Rogozen
The Affordable Care Act hopes to drive expansion of health care co-ops.
6 Ways to Fuel the Cooperative Takeover 6 Ways to Fuel the Cooperative Takeover
by Sven Eberlein
From now on, the global mantra for filling market gaps is going to be, “There’s a co-op for that.” But co-ops need customers, money, and training. How do we shift from business as usual to the work of cooperation?
Credit Unions Put Your Money to Work—Right Where You Live Credit Unions Put Your Money to Work—Right Where You Live
by Colleen Kimmet
What if your bank’s first priority was to do good? Vancouver’s Vancity leads the way in putting dollars back into the community.
Don’t Laugh: The UN’s First International Happiness Day is Serious Business Don’t Laugh: The UN’s First International Happiness Day is Serious Business
by Frances Moore Lappé
Frances Moore Lappé on how countries and cities around the world, from Bhutan to Boston, are measuring well-being beyond GDP.
New Film Calls Worker-Owned Cooperatives “Next American Revolution” New Film Calls Worker-Owned Cooperatives “Next American Revolution”
by Kristin Hugo
Gar Alperovitz’s film points to worker-owned cooperatives as a growing alternative to traditional capitalism and socialism.
Video Demonstrates “Mind-Blowing” U.S. Wealth Inequality Video Demonstrates “Mind-Blowing” U.S. Wealth Inequality
by Catherine Woodiwiss
Statistics about how much wealth is possessed by different groups of people can be hard to wrap your mind around. This video visualizes the figures in a few different ways—and the picture isn’t pretty.
Where Did International Women’s Day Come From? Where Did International Women’s Day Come From?
by Steph Solis
Today, the world honors advancements for women’s rights—and it all started with a courageous group of garment workers.
Why Unions Are Going Into the Co-op Business Why Unions Are Going Into the Co-op Business
by Amy B. Dean
The steelworkers deal that could turn the rust belt green.
How Workers Laid Off from a Chicago Factory Took It Over Themselves How Workers Laid Off from a Chicago Factory Took It Over Themselves
by Laura Flanders
When their boss tried to fire them, the workers of Republic Windows and Doors occupied the factory. Now they own it as a cooperative.
After the Sequester: Can We Create Better Jobs for Military Employees? After the Sequester: Can We Create Better Jobs for Military Employees?
by James Trimarco
The sequester could result in the first significant cuts to the military budget in years. If it goes through, let’s make sure we avoid mass unemployment by training these veterans to work in growing industries.
Behind the Kitchen Door: A Must-Read for Anyone Who Eats at Restaurants Behind the Kitchen Door: A Must-Read for Anyone Who Eats at Restaurants
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
Review: More than half of the nation’s worst-paid jobs are related to food. Saru Jayaraman’s new book dives into the explosive movement for better rights for those who plant, process, and cook the food we eat.
Filmmakers: Cooperative Businesses Bring Democracy to the Workplace Filmmakers: Cooperative Businesses Bring Democracy to the Workplace
by Mark Karlin
In their new film, Shift Change, filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin take viewers on a worldwind tour of the cooperative economy.
 Just the Facts: What's So Good About Co-ops? Just the Facts: What's So Good About Co-ops?
Why support the co-ops in your community? The benefits might be further-reaching than you think.
The Economy: Under New Ownership The Economy: Under New Ownership
by Marjorie Kelly
How cooperatives are leading the way to empowered workers and healthy communities.
The Cooperative Way to a Stronger Economy The Cooperative Way to a Stronger Economy
by Sarah van Gelder
Co-ops—just like people—can get more done together than anyone can do alone. They come in many forms, and are more common than you might imagine.
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