New Economy

The Right to Housing in Haiti
by Colette Lespinasse with Beverly Bell
With housing still inadequate more than 6 months after the earthquake, Haiti is witnessing the seeds of a people's movement to demand the human right to housing.
When Couches Become Communities
by David Bollier
Venturesome travelers are using the web—and the couches of strangers—to create an international gift economy of hospitality.
David Korten: Agenda For a New Economy, Revised and Expanded
Video: YES! Magazine co-founder and board chair, David Korten, gives a preview of the second edition of Agenda for a New Economy.
Van Jones: Love Harder
by Van Jones
Van Jones on how to put Americans back to work and pull America back together.
Greek Mythology: The Real Story of the European Debt Crisis
by Walden Bello
If ever there was a crisis created by global finance, Greece is suffering from it right now.
How to Share a Waffle
by Abby Quillen
Bartering for your breakfast: One step closer to a local economy?
Taking Financial Reform into Our Own Hands
by Stacy Mitchell
Why we can't let this financial reform bill be our only response to the economic crisis.
Pentagon Spending on the Chopping Block
by Christopher Hellman
For the first time in years, there’s serious discussion about the size of our military budget.
The Case for a New WPA
by Kate McCormack
Is it time to bring back this Depression-era program?
How to Share Time
by Mira Luna
When dollars are scarce, timebanks help neighbors swap skills, instead.
Happy Cities for the Global South: Interview with Enrique Peñalosa
by Jay Walljasper
Former Bogotá mayor Enrique Peñalosa is convincing city planners from Beijing to Mexico City to create lively public spaces that center around people and community, not cars.
Bailouts Redefined: Interview with David Korten
by Sarah van Gelder
David Korten, author of Agenda for a New Economy and an attendee of the US Social Forum, on how a new economy can bail out both people and nature.
First Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights Passes
by Elizabeth DiNovella
The successful campaign to pass the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in New York is cause for celebration at 2010 US Social Forum.
Update: Post-Prison Garden Project Grows Earth Stewards
by Berit Anderson
Ten years ago YES! Magazine reported on Cathrine Sneed and her Garden Project. Today there are 37 Earth Stewards and seven full-time Garden Project employees.
A Call for a Democratic Economy
by Zach Carter
Raj Patel offers a stunning defense of democracy and a how-to guide for social justice activists of the next century.