New Economy

Black Entrepreneurs Lead the Charge in Baltimore’s Economic Renewal
by Kevon Paynter
Rehabilitating derelict properties into sites for workforce training, manufacturing, and sustainable employment aligns with the priorities of the city.
Tiny Houses Alone Can’t Solve the Housing Crisis. But Here’s What Can
by Chris Winters
People are looking beyond traditional boundaries to find housing that works for them.
4 Tips for Using Social Media in Your Activism
by Alaina Leary
Here’s how to use different platforms to spread awareness and get other people excited about your cause.
Call for Submissions: The Mental Health Issue
by YES! Editors
Send us your leads and pitches by May 1.
Tax Overhaul and the Immorality of Inequality
by Sarah van Gelder
A society that fails to invest in its children, to protect its land and water, or to build a future is courting collapse.
Tariffs Aren’t a Terrible Idea—If They’re About Well-Being of People, Not Corporations
by David Korten
Tariffs on imports could be part of reorienting the global economy. Now is a good time to talk about it.
The Global Economy Needs Fixing, but Tariffs and a Trade War Won’t Do That
by Chris Winters
If there’s any silver lining, it’s that out of this chaos may come an opportunity to rebuild globalized systems that are fair.
TV Stations Follow John Oliver’s Lead in the Movement to Forgive Medical Debt
by Sarah van Gelder
How former debt collectors showed everyone how to buy up people’s medical debt at pennies on the dollar.
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.