New Economy

The Fix-It Shop Where Neighbors Repair Your Clothes and Electronics
by Araz Hachadourian
Three years ago, they started a program to keep salvageable goods from landfills by harnessing the community’s collective skills to fix them.
6 Solutions That Support Native Sovereignty—From Tribal Schooling to Bison Herds
by Araz Hachadourian, Christa Hillstrom
Florida’s Miccosukee is the first tribe allowed to run its own school, where students fully participate in family and cultural activities.
How Standing Rock’s Divest Campaign Can Stop Future Pipelines
by Colby Devitt
As banks begin to respond, environmental movements are learning the importance of speaking clearly about the financial risks of fossil fuel investment.
Seattle Takes Steps to Divest $3 Billion From Wells Fargo Over Standing Rock
by Ari Paul
The proposal will be voted on next month and could have broader implications to ensure the city partners with socially responsible businesses.
Meet the Guy Corralling Billionaires to Fight Inequality
by Fran Korten
Author Chuck Collins discusses growing up in the 1 percent, his unusual approach to fighting economic inequality, and what progressives need to do during a Trump administration.
7 Ways to Make an Even Bigger Impact When You Divest From DAPL
by Colby Devitt
Closing your bank account is just the beginning.
Is Your Bank Funding Big Oil? Here’s How to Find One That Isn’t
by Gerald Mitchell
You have an entire industry of ethically minded banks and financial institutions to choose from.
This Organic Food Company Doesn’t Discriminate Against Ex-Offenders—It Seeks Them Out
by Olivia Anderson
Lancaster Food Company searches for job applicants who need help getting back on their feet. So far, not one has quit.
How Creative Repurposing of Industrial Scrap Is Holding Off a Neighborhood’s Gentrification
by Amanda Abrams
25-year old Scrap Exchange partners with Durham, North Carolina, residents to build an innovative arts district.
How a Battle Over Affordable Medicine Helped Kill the TPP
by James Trimarco
The debate about an exotic new kind of drug delayed the trade deal for years, thanks in part to relentless advocates who stood up to big pharma.
How Trump Could Hand China the Lead in Challenging Corporate Greed
by David Korten
China and the U.S. are poised as the dominant players. Will they compete or cooperate?
I Couldn’t Go to Standing Rock, So I Closed My Bank Accounts Instead
by Cedar Wilkie Gillette
There are 38 banks supporting the Dakota Access pipeline. I found out mine was one of them.
Nation’s Second-Largest School District Wants to Kick McDonald’s Out
by Olivia Anderson
After almost four years of McTeacher's Night fundraisers, teachers in the greater Los Angeles area are demanding the fast-food chain stop predatory marketing toward their students.
Where Citizens Can Run for Office Without Big Money—and Win
by James Trimarco
Maine’s unique solution for clean elections involves $5 contributions and campaigns funded entirely by taxpayers. And it’s working.
Key Sanders Supporter on Loving—and Criticizing—the Democratic Party
by Sarah van Gelder
Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner talks about being disinvited to introduce Bernie Sanders at the DNC, racism in America, and grassroots leadership.