New Economy

Why This Crisis May Be Our Best Chance to Build a New Economy
by David Korten
Wall Street is bankrupt. Instead of trying to save it, we can build a new economy that puts money and business in the service of people and the planet—not the other way around.
Out of the Ashes of GM: the Phoenix of Renewable Energy
by Ellen Brown
Out of the ashes of a failed GM could arise not only a new, clean way of traveling but a new way of funding government and the services we expect from it.
Cleveland’s Worker-Owned Boom
by Gar Alperovitz, Ted Howard, Steve Dubb
Rust-belt to recovery through worker-owned business and city, hospital, and university cooperation.
Mondragón Worker-Cooperatives Decide How to Ride Out a Downturn
by Georgia Kelly, Shaula Massena
Mondragón Cooperative Corporation: Look who makes the profits.
Worker Co-ops: Green and Just Jobs You Can Own
by James Trimarco, Jill Bamburg
A South Bronx worker co-op turns trash into treasure.
New Economy, New Ways to Work
Worker co-ops are enjoying a resurgence. And instead of flying off to distant shareholders, the profits go to the worker/owners who keep them circulating close to home.
Invest Locally: Put Your Money Where Your Life Is
by Michael Shuman
Americans want to invest locally: here’s how.
My Best Investments Are Down The Street
by Judy Wicks
Social activist and local living economies advocate Judy Wicks shares her investment secrets.
Small Banks, Radical Vision
by Zach Carter
Local banks can change the world, one investment at a time.
Dollars with Good Sense: DIY Cash
by Judith Schwartz
Three ways ordinary people are printing their own money without breaking the law.
Busted: 9 Economy Myths
What the old economy didn’t do for us—and what a sustainable economy could do.
People Power Pushed the New Deal
by Sarah Anderson
Roosevelt didn’t come up with all those progressive programs on his own.
Life in a Real-Wealth Economy
by David Korten
David Korten says: “The idea of deep and potentially wrenching change can be frightening. I have written this fictional account of life in the real-wealth New Economy in the hope it may make such a life easier to visualize.” Have a listen…
Discussion Guide :: The New Economy
by Catherine Bailey
Conversation starters and article summaries for the economy issue.
Community Investment: It’s Classic
by Jeff Golden
Jeff Golden’s ideas and tips for sustainable investment.