New Economy

Icelanders to the Promised Land
by Rebecca Solnit
"We have a very uncertain feeling about the future. At the same time, there is power in all the political debate and lots of political and social energy—endless [political] parties popping up, Facebook groups, cells and idealists, … and people are speaking up."
The End of Poverty? :: Film Trailer
500 years after imperial globalization began, have we achieved the end of poverty?
A New America in the Making
by Grace Lee Boggs
While the Obama administration in D.C. is doing its best to resuscitate a dying economic system, people on the ground have begun to create another America…
Don't Fix Wall Street, Replace It
by David Korten
"Let Wall Street corporations and their phantom wealth machine slip into the abyss… Devote our public resources to building and strengthening Main Street businesses and financial institutions devoted to creating real wealth in service to their local communities."
Five Green Economy Solutions
by Alisa Gravitz
Bold solutions from the green economy are the antidote to the broken economy—and can repair the damage and create a world that works for all. Green America's recommendations to the Obama transition team.
The Speech President Obama Should Deliver… But Won't
by David Korten
David Korten's new book outlines an agenda to bring into being a new economy—locally based, community oriented, and devoted to creating a better life for all. In this excerpt Korten offers a version of the economic address to the nation he wishes Barack Obama were able to deliver.
The Obama Economic Stimulus — Will it Take Us Where We Need to Go?
by Sarah van Gelder
Sarah van Gelder writes to president-elect Obama, and ask whether his economic stimulus package will really take us where we need to go.
A Radical Plan for Funding a New Deal
by Ellen Brown
Ellen Brown examines the challenge ahead for the Obama administration: she explores the option of buyouts, not bailouts, and lists 3 Ways to Fund the “New” New Deal.
Beyond the Bailout: Agenda for a New Economy
by David Korten
The financial crisis has put to rest the myths that our economic institutions are sound and markets work best when deregulated. Our economic institutions have failed, not only financially, but also socially and environmentally. This, combined with the election of a new president with a mandate for change, creates an opportune moment to rethink and redesign.
A Sensible Plan for Recovery
by Institute for Policy Studies
The Institute for Policy Studies lays out a program to address the root causes of our financial collapse and restore trust and confidence in our economic system.
Stories from the Green Collar Economy
Watch how the green collar economy is already changing lives.
In Review :: Branded!
by Fran Korten
Fran Korten reviews Michael Conroy's 'Branded! - How the 'Certification Revolution' is Transforming Global Corporations.'
From the Publisher :: Sustainability in a Crisis
When we make choices that rely less on fossil fuels, global finance, and long supply chains and more on conservation, savings, and local production, we become less vulnerable to crises and more resilient in recovering from them. What once looked to the larger society like “hippie” behavior from the far-out fringe, now simply looks smart.
In Review :: How to Rule the World
by Sarah van Gelder
In How to Rule the World: The Coming Battle Over the Global Economy, Mark Engler shows that both neoliberalism and neoconservatism are in disarray. This opens possibilities for new international relationships based on democratic values and aimed at increasing equity and sustainability.
In Review :: The Green New Deal
by Anna Fahey
Van Jones advocates a green stimulus package in his new book, The Green Collar Economy. He says we can solve two of America's biggest problems with this one solution.