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NEW ECONOMY

A fair economy that works for people and the planet.

Eco-clean Homes Eco-clean Homes
by Pam Chang
What if house cleaning weren’t a thankless, low-paid, toxic job? Mayda Iglesias co-founded a cooperative that does eco-friendly cleaning. Business is great, her clients are happy, her health has improved, and her leadership is widely recognized.
Earth Democracy - an interview with Vandana Shiva
by Sarah Ruth van Gelder, Vandana Shiva
an interview with Vandana Shiva, about seed saving, cultural insecurity, economic insecurity in India, hope
Women, Citizenship, and the End of Poverty
by Hilkka Pietila
Nordic welfare society, Finland, Martha Organization,
Porto Alegre's Budget Of, By, And For the People
by David Lewit
The people of Porto alegre, Brazil, get to decide how to spend their city's budget, and the benefits are evident in neighborhoods rich and poor.
Resource Guide
by Victor Bremson, Erin Cusick
Living Economies resource guide, YES! A Journal of Positive Futures
economies for life - economías para la vida
by David Korten
El lenguaje de la disfunción económica se ha tornado tan común que cuando utilizo en mis charlas la expresión “economía global suicida”, raramente necesito explicarla.
Economies For Life
by David Korten
While the ruling elites occupy themselves with seeking to restore faith in the pathological institutions on which their power and privilege were built, the rest of us can embrace this moment of economic failure as an historic opportunity. Through our individual and collective choices, we can grow into being the economic institutions, relationships, and culture of a just, sustainable, and compassionate world of living economies that work for all.
Starting Over
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
Solidarity solutions in Argentina, barter clubs as a solution, Brukman Factory takeover, author Lisa Gale Garrigues, worker-owned cooperatives as a solution to Argentina crisis. YES!
From the Earth, Up From the Earth, Up
by Anthony Flaccavento
Appalachian Sustainable Development, ASD, sustainable forestry and wood products program, sustainable farms.
Breaking Down Buildings, Building Up a Neighborhood Breaking Down Buildings, Building Up a Neighborhood
by Holly Dressel
The suicide economy is all too ready to cast off used material, disadvantaged people, and troubled neighborhoods. These living economy entrepreneurs are turning throwaways into gold.
Trying To Do Right
by Victor Bremson
Chain stores vs local business, maquladora, local living economies, Are the cheap goods worth the price?
Pieces of the Puzzle Pieces of the Puzzle
by Jill Bamburg
The story of Burlington Vermont, Will Raap, Gardener's Supply company, Intervale foundation, Burlington Legacy Project, Bernie Saunders, and how Burlington became one of America's most sustainable communities.
A Place For Dignity
by Carol Estes
Dignity Village in Portland, Oregon, a tent city. Dignity Village is fundamentally different. It's a self-governing community of about 60 homeless people who take care of themselves by taking care of each other.
What To Do When Corporations Rule the World
by David Korten
What to do when Corporations Rule the World, an interview with David Korten by Sarah van Gelder. Authors converse about threats to democracy and the environment posed by corporate globalization.
Second Chance For Black Farmers
by Carol Estes
A recent class-action suit by black farmers against the USDA fails to stem the loss of land by African American farmers.
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