New Economy

Trump’s Budget Is Full of Contempt—and Numbers That Don’t Add Up
by Mark Trahant
Trillions of imaginary dollars run throughout the budget. Never mind “fake news.” This is fake government.
Why Bernie Sanders Is Pushing for More Employee-Owners in the Workforce
by Jessica Bonanno
In times when Washington is unlikely to agree on much, employee ownership offers a bipartisan approach toward building a stronger and more just economy.
Yes, We Can Choose Good Globalization
by David Korten
The integration of knowledge, science, hospitality, and travel can have huge benefits for human connections and peace.
But Wait, U.S. Bank Has Not Stopped Funding Pipelines
by Mazaska Talks
Despite announcing its intent to stop pipeline project loans, U.S. Bank still gives massive amounts of general financing to oil giants who build pipelines. Will it stop that?
How Low-Income Mothers Are Breaking Into the Tech Industry
by Sheila Bapat
Two-thirds of low-wage workers are women, often mothers. These programs are giving them better access to high-wage careers.
Portland, Ore., Becomes First Major U.S. City to End All New Investment in Corporations
by Melissa Hellmann
To avoid doing business with socially irresponsible corporations, the city is willing to lose investment income—about $4.5 million a year.
Crowdfunding Real Estate Isn’t Just For Millionaires Anymore. Could It Be For You?
by Alizah Salario
The relatively new equity crowdfunding seeks investors expecting a return, not donors supporting a project. But the project must improve a community.
New Budget Deal Preserves All 19 Social Spending Programs Trump Tried to Eliminate
by James Trimarco
Economic relief agencies as well as support for arts and culture got nearly a five-month reprieve from the more radical cuts proposed in Trump’s budget.
Why a Just and Sustainable Economy Looks Like a Doughnut
by David Korten
This is the real-world economy for a living Earth that we must learn to structure and manage to provide a safe space for humanity.
6 Ways to Put Public Interest Ahead of Big Pharma Profits
by Clo Copass
Increase access to generics, end “evergreening” drug patents, and other ways to put people before profits.
How Taxpayer Money Provides the Research for Big Pharma
by Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz, Clo Copass
Public money and public universities boost Big Pharma’s profits, so shouldn’t the public be able to afford the drugs?
Let’s Help Trump Keep His Promises
by David Korten
Has Trump served us all in breaking things open? Only if we use the moment for serious rethinking of policy.
Robert Reich: Do Not Pretend Trump’s Foreign Policy Is Inconsistent, Arbitrary, or Without Principle
by Robert Reich
The first principle of the Trump Doctrine: People from Muslim countries may enter the U.S. if their country contains a building with Trump’s name on it.
Winners (and Losers) in New York’s Plan to Make College Free
by J. Gabriel Ware 
The first-in-the-nation scholarship program would serve about 1.5 million full-time students. But there are downsides.
In Berlin, a Model for Creative and Affordable Housing
by Sarah van Gelder
Cities with vibrant arts, music, and social scenes are being hit hard by gentrification. But Berlin’s “co-housing culture” shows that a city’s future doesn’t have to go that way.