New Economy

In a Surprise Win for Democracy Over Corporate Power, GMO Labeling Has Arrived
by Andrew Kimbrell
Those predicting an easy Senate defeat for mandatory labeling saw corporations fold one by one in the face of a strong food movement.
Could Sanders’ Social Justice Ideas Really Work? Take a Look at These Places
by Fran Korten
In his new film, “Where to Invade Next,” Michael Moore shows us what free college and health care for all can actually look like.
Capitalism or Socialism? There’s an Even Better Option
by David Korten
Bernie Sanders’ popular campaign suggests that many Americans aren't afraid of socialism anymore. But real democracy is an even better alternative to capitalism.
The Seas Will Save Us: How an Army of Ocean Farmers Is Starting an Economic Revolution
by Bren Smith
Ocean farming isn’t just about food, it’s about transforming a workforce and restoring the sea.
Digging Into the Meaning of Work (With Real Shovels)
by Jamie McCallum
Is the work we do for pay like digging a hole to nowhere? The author put shovels in the hands of 15 people to find out.
Meet the Organizers Planning the Biggest Sit-In in a Generation
by James Trimarco
If Congress hasn't taken action to help get money out of politics by April 10, 3,000 people have pledged to risk arrest in a week-long series of sit-ins.
Why Fixing Climate Change Is Women’s Work
by Kate Stringer
Natural resource scarcity and unpredictable weather affect women first, yet they’re often the last to be heard on how to combat it. That’s slowly changing.
New Jersey Divests from Payday Lending
by Shawn Aiken
Payday loans are illegal in New Jersey. So when a payday lender showed up in its portfolio of investments, state leaders took action.
69 Hired, Thousands to Go: Under Pressure, Berkeley Takes First Steps to End UC Labor Abuses
by Mario Vasquez
Boycotts and sit-ins force UC Berkeley to hire outsourced custodians and parking lot attendants, giving them higher wages and better benefits.
The Thing Sanders, Trump, and Clinton Agree On. It’s That Bad
by David Korten
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is slated for an up-or-down vote in Congress. Proponents say it’s about free trade. But it looks more like corporate colonization.
Austin’s Unique Policy Shift to Create Jobs for Everyone, Not Just Techies
by Amy Evans
How the city is promoting local economic growth that goes beyond deals for big companies.
More Confessions of an Economic Hit Man: This Time, They’re Coming for Your Democracy
by Sarah van Gelder
Twelve years ago, John Perkins published his book, “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.” Today, he says “things have just gotten so much worse.”
Frances Moore Lappé: Why I’m Facing Arrest to Get Money Out of Politics
by James Trimarco
On April 11, thousands of marchers with Democracy Spring will arrive in the nation’s capital. It’s expected to be the largest civil disobedience action in decades.
Why Teaming Up with Unions Might be the Best Way to Build the Co-Op Movement
by Brian Van Slyke
Growing numbers of unions are successfully turning to the cooperative model to fight for workers’ rights.
Call for Submissions: The Gig Economy
by YES! Staff
Workers outside the traditional paycheck economy now constitute 30 percent of the workforce. The fall issue of YES! Magazine will look at what’s driving this new kind of economy, and how workers can help shift it into a better direction. Send us your pitches by March 25.