New Economy

Unstable Stock Market Is a Warning: Treat Your House Like a Home
by Chris Winters
A precarious housing market is no place for homeowners and renters who just want a safe place to live and a community to belong to.
Yes, Lots of People Go to Jail Because They Can’t Pay a Fine
by Sarah van Gelder
One of the most chilling reasons for being sent back to prison is failure to pay a fine or court or supervision fees.
No Price Tags: These Neighbors Built Their Own Economy Without Money
by Araz Hachadourian
Time-banking is a model for trading skills, goods, and labor instead of money. There are close to 500 such banks across the country.
New Medicaid Rules Could Cost the Government More in the Long Run
by Diane Dewar
Without access to routine care, those who lose coverage will make more expensive trips to emergency rooms.
Can the President Really Do That?
by Lisa Manheim, Kathryn Watts
Trump’s power is limited. Here’s how people can use their own power to support or oppose his actions.
How to Bring Caring for Kids and Elders (and Other Acts of Love) Into the Economy
by Ai-jen Poo, Sarita Gupta
It’s one of the most concrete representations of love that we have, yet it’s extremely undervalued.
A Populism of Hope Begins When People Feel Their Own Power
by Nathan Schneider
At work behind almost any great social movement is an engine of counter-economy.
Beware of “Go Local” Centrists Who Want to Save Your City—for Themselves
by Gar Alperovitz
Revitalizing cities requires organizers, workers, and people of color to have leadership roles.
The Netherlands Can Feed the World. Here’s Why It Shouldn’t
by Olga Mecking
What gets lost when we focus solely on increasing food efficiency?
Call for Submissions: Solutions to Our Housing Crisis
by YES! Editors
Send us your pitches by Feb. 1.
How Much Does Climate Change Cost? Try $1.5 Trillion (and Counting)
by Mark Trahant
Last year was record-breaking.
What Happens When the Rich Invest in Racial Equity
by Araz Hachadourian
Meet the young 1 percenters who decided to invest their wealth in places that long experienced exploitation.
The Platform Co-op Is Coming for Uber
by MJ Kaplan
These co-ops aim to reinvest in their users, employees, and communities, while valuing positive workplace practices in tandem with profitability.
What Bitcoin and Amazon Are Doing to the Middle Class
by David Korten
Roughly 20 percent of U.S. workers are in a high-paying finance, technology, and electronics sectors. The other 80 percent face a daily struggle to survive.
Our 10 Best Solutions Stories You Might Have Missed This Year
by YES! Editors
A better world often starts as a small act. Change is possible. These stories from the past year prove it.