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NEW ECONOMY

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Three Things Activists in the Office Can Learn from the Street Three Things Activists in the Office Can Learn from the Street
by Liam Barrington-Bush
Organizations working for social justice can become living examples of the world they're working to create, but only if they're willing to take the lessons of social movements to heart.
Bitcoin's Growing Influence: How Peer-to-Peer Currencies Are Taking Off Bitcoin's Growing Influence: How Peer-to-Peer Currencies Are Taking Off
by YES! online staff
The decentralization and bank-free nature of this digital currency is enjoying wider acceptance. Meanwhile, governments are beginning to borrow from its ideas.
Escape from an L.A. Sweatshop: How Modern-Day Slaves Become Lobbyists Escape from an L.A. Sweatshop: How Modern-Day Slaves Become Lobbyists
by Christa Hillstrom
Lured from Mexico into forced labor at an American factory, Flor Molina’s human trafficking story was typical. What’s remarkable is what she did next.
For Safer Factories, CEOs Are Listening to Workers on the Frontlines For Safer Factories, CEOs Are Listening to Workers on the Frontlines
by Samir Goswami
The future of corporate responsibility means hearing firsthand from factory workers about their conditions.
The TPP Is Another Job Killing Trade Deal—So Why Are Both Parties Supporting It? The TPP Is Another Job Killing Trade Deal—So Why Are Both Parties Supporting It?
by Natalie Pompilio
Factory owners in the United States say that the Trans-Pacific Partnership—which is being negotiated this week in Brunei—will force them to lay off workers. Yet opponents in Washington are few and far between.
Mountain Grown: Appalachia's New Local Food Economy Mountain Grown: Appalachia's New Local Food Economy
by Erin L. McCoy
Hungry for okra, collards, and trout? In Appalachia, you can now get all your soul food cravings from local farmers.
Putting Workers on TV: MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Bringing Labor to Prime Time Putting Workers on TV: MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Bringing Labor to Prime Time
by Amy B. Dean
While the days when every city paper had a labor beat may be gone, Hayes is finding new ways to get the issues facing workers into the national conversation.
Co-Op Academy Teaches Workers to Build Green and Cooperative Businesses Co-Op Academy Teaches Workers to Build Green and Cooperative Businesses
GRITtv's Laura Flanders speaks with the founder of the program and takes you inside one of its classes.
No Time for Volunteering? 4 Policies that Can Help No Time for Volunteering? 4 Policies that Can Help
by Jay Walljasper
To truly encourage widespread volunteerism, we’d need to make sure that everyone (not just the well-to-do) have the time to do it.
Striking Fast Food Workers: “We Can’t Survive on $7.25” Striking Fast Food Workers: “We Can’t Survive on $7.25”
by Lauren Feeney
A movement to improve pay and work conditions in America’s fast food restaurants appears to be gathering steam.
Infographic: Your Stuff’s Not As Cheap As You Think It Is Infographic: Your Stuff’s Not As Cheap As You Think It Is
by Doug Pibel, Katrina Rabeler
What do we really trade for all of the cheap stuff we buy?
What the US Can Learn From Africa’s Booming Economy What the US Can Learn From Africa’s Booming Economy
by Imara Jones
Seven out of the ten fastest-growing economies are in Africa. Behind that is a surge in healthy young people and an emphasis on local markets.
It’s a “Story Problem”: What’s Behind Our Messed-Up Economy It’s a “Story Problem”: What’s Behind Our Messed-Up Economy
by David Korten
The peoples of earlier times prospered from the guidance of simple stories that offered answers to their deepest questions. We need those now more than ever.
Like Shopping at Local Businesses? Now You Can Invest in Them, Too Like Shopping at Local Businesses? Now You Can Invest in Them, Too
by David Rutherford
A newly formed company based in Seattle makes it easy to put your money to work in the local economy.
Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young: A New Economy for Present Times Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young: A New Economy for Present Times
Laura Flanders interviews the directors of Shift Change, a film about the cooperative business movement.
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