The Superrich Have Profited From a Broken System—And Their Money Alone Won’t Fix It
by David KortenMar 22, 2017
- Giving back requires humility. It will be a true test of learning new skills.
The Cuts in Trump’s Budget You Haven’t Heard About
by James TrimarcoMar 17, 2017
- While national outrage is focused on Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Arts, tiny agencies helping communities that teeter on the edge of poverty would also disappear.
Small-Scale Farming Could Restore America’s Rural Towns
by Sarah van GelderMar 15, 2017
- Although many people in these struggling regions voted for the new president, his cynical answers will not bring them prosperity. But I saw what could.
How the Neighborhood That Inspired “The Wire” Is Pulling Its Residents Out of Poverty
by Cecilia Garza, Araz HachadourianMar 15, 2017
- When large institutions like universities and hospitals agree to hire and spend locally, they can transform neighborhoods hardest hit by poverty and unemployment.
This Is the Real Success Story of the Affordable Care Act
by Mark TrahantMar 14, 2017
- Government-sponsored Medicaid and Medicare are efficient and reliable—and already cover 36 percent of Americans.
The Many Benefits of Making (and Eating) Chocolate Right Where It Grows
by Simran SethiMar 10, 2017
- Dried cocoa beans historically have been shipped to Europe and the U.S. for chocolate making. But keeping the process close to home empowers farmers and supports local economies.
Defunding Police—How Antiracist Organizers Got Seattle to Listen
by Melissa HellmannMar 09, 2017
- By halting a proposed $150 million police precinct, Seattle activists have made headway in redirecting funding toward services like affordable housing and education.
Robert Reich: Why Trump’s “America First” Plan Is Pure Fantasy
by Robert ReichMar 02, 2017
- Trumponomics fails because it ignores the American worker. Here’s what we should do instead.
In a Rust Belt Town Where Tuition Is Covered, Economy Begins to Revive
by J. Gabriel WareMar 02, 2017
- After Kalamazoo, Michigan, offered college tuition for nearly all high school graduates, dropout rates declined and the city’s population began to rebound.
Governor’s Order to Protect State’s Immigrants Is More Than a Moral Choice
by Josh CohenMar 01, 2017
- Immigrants make up 17 percent of the state’s workforce. If Washington’s undocumented workers were deported, nearly $14.5 billion in economic activity could be lost.
For Automation to Benefit Society, It Must Serve Humans, Not Replace Them
by David KortenFeb 22, 2017
- We face the prospect of an economy with little need for humans. Advances in artificial intelligence call us to revisit basic questions about work, love, and human purpose.
To Billionaire Doomsday Preppers: Your Wealth Won’t Save You
by Chuck CollinsFeb 21, 2017
- The only solution is to bring your wealth home and invest in community resilience to ensure the survival of all.
Call for Submissions: It’s Time for a Just Transition
by YES! EditorsFeb 16, 2017
- Send us your ideas by March 13.
Are Americans Ready to Strike?
by James TrimarcoFeb 14, 2017
- This past October, women in Poland used a mass strike to stop an abortion ban. Organizers in the U.S. are looking to similar tactics in Europe to show the Trump administration they mean business.
The Carbon Tax Debate Isn’t Going Away. What Would the Ideal Bill Look Like?
by Meredith Rutland BauerFeb 10, 2017
- After opposing a Washington state carbon tax in November, climate justice advocates are setting the stage for a more thorough initiative to address both climate change and inequality.