New Economy

Still #FeeltheBern? You’re Not Alone
by Rosemary Lane
Meet six people from the recent People’s Summit in Chicago coming to terms with supporting the senator’s ideas, rather than his campaign for president.
How Bernie Sanders’ Revolution Can Win, Even Without Him
by Sarah van Gelder
With a mix of anger and excitement, Bernie Sanders supporters shift focus away from the presidency and search for ways to sustain the political revolution sparked by his campaign.
Female Migrant Farmworkers Push Back Against Machismo and Abuse in California’s Wine Country
by Trina Moyles, KJ Dakin
In Sonoma County, women are coming together to support one another and advocate for the safety of undocumented fieldworkers who often work in isolation.
YES! Wins 4 Excellence in Journalism Awards
by YES! Staff
From a First Nation’s fight against Big Oil to Seattle’s school to prison pipeline, YES! Magazine coverage was honored in this year’s SPJ NW Excellence in Journalism Contest.
20,000 Domestic Workers Are About to Get Fair Wages. How’d They Do That?
by Sheila Bapat
Left out by traditional unions, women-led domestic workers are winning fights for minimum wage and overtime across the country.
I’m Sticking With Sanders—And Voting for Clinton
by David Korten
Bernie Sanders has the best policies. But Hillary Clinton has the chops to advance a progressive agenda—if we make her.
Would Unconditional Basic Income Make Us Happier?
by Kira M. Newman
Some have questioned if the economy can function with a guaranteed minimum income. But few advocates or opponents have explored the policy’s impact on people’s emotional well-being.
Sanders Might Soon Be Out of the Race, But Not the Revolution
by Sarah van Gelder
Five ways to build on the momentum of the Bernie Sanders campaign and transform American politics in ways his supporters envisioned.
The Startup Turning Locals Into Entrepreneurs in Cincinnati’s Gentrifying Economy
by Araz Hachadourian
When neighborhoods develop, longtime residents are often left out of the boom. This incubator helps local entrepreneurs turn big ideas into businesses.
Why Economists Are Coming Out in Favor of Unconditional Basic Income
by Leslee Goodman
Economist Guy Standing says the policy can reverse inequality. It also has an invigorating effect on volunteerism, home ownership, and community strength.
A More Relevant and Radical Democratic Platform? Sanders Brings Veteran Activists to the Table
by Kate Stringer
From Cornel West to Bill McKibben, Sanders picks some heavy-hitting social movement leaders for the Democratic National Committee.
What If Trade Agreements Helped People, Not Corporations?
by David Korten
Current trade agreements have been of, by, and for transnational corporations. Growing opposition gives us the opportunity to change that in our next-generation agreements.
Immigrant Moms Were Told They Can’t Have Jobs—So They Started Their Own Tamale Co-op
by Travis Putnam Hill
Employment options can be extremely limited for undocumented immigrants who can’t work legally. These single moms are relying on each other.
Abortion Is Legal and Accessible, Right? Not if You’re Black or Poor and Live in One of These States
by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn
Restrictive abortion laws disproportionately affect low-income and African-American women.
As Boomers Retire, Mom-and-Pop Businesses Convert to Co-ops to Save Jobs
by Keli Tianga
Baby boomers are the largest percentage of business owners, and they’re headed toward retirement. Worker cooperatives could keep the jobs they’ve created from disappearing.