New Economy

Fair-Labor Logos Find Factory Home
by Rachel Taber
A new wave of campus clothing that's made with a livable wage.
Signs of Life: Spring 2011
Small stories about big change.
Domestic Workers Win Bill of Rights
by Caitlin Battersby
A long-excluded workforce finally gets the protections it deserves.
On the Origin of Corporations
by David Korten
How today's Wall Street profiteers follow in the footsteps of the buccaneers and privateers of yesteryear.
How Wisconsin Could Turn Austerity into Prosperity: Own a Bank
by Ellen Brown
An answer to state budget woes that doesn't need to involve sacrificing workers' rights.
Why Every American Should Care About Wisconsin
by Amy B. Dean
The debate in Wisconsin doesn't just apply to union members and public workers—it applies to every American who cares about our fundamental rights as citizens.
US Uncut: Standing Up to Corporate Tax Dodgers
Photo essay: "Austerity for us, prosperity for them"—and more signs from US Uncut's 50-city protests of corporate tax avoidance.
7 Steps for Action Toward a New Economy
by David Korten
Rather than turning again to increased global competition to mend our failing economy, we must instead steer our focus toward cooperation and equality.
Police Defy Order to Clear Protesters from Wisconsin Capitol
by Lindsay Beyerstein
The latest from the ongoing protests in the Badger State.
War Against the Middle Class
by David Korten
How Wall Street undermined an American ideal and won the class war.
Book Review: Food Justice
by Laura Kaliebe
What's wrong with our food system—and how can we fix it?
Rooted Agriculture: 5 Ways Governments Can Help
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
As food prices rise, how can governments support small-scale, sustainable farmers?
“Do You Pay Your Taxes? Bank of America Doesn’t”
by Chuck Collins
The latest from a growing international movement to make corporate tax dodgers pay ... so public services don't have to.
Video: Holding the Wisconsin Capitol
What happened inside the Wisconsin capitol when protesters were told they'd have to leave.
Bigger than Unions, Bigger than Wisconsin
by Micah Uetricht
How Americans across professions, religions, and states are uniting in opposition to Wisconsin's anti-union bill—and cultivating a movement that reaches far beyond the state border.