Seattle Wins $15 Minimum Wage—Will Your Town Be Next?
by YES! EditorsJun 03, 2014
- Activists built support for the ordinance by demonstrating that it would reduce poverty in the city.
"Black Women’s Blueprint" Helps Low-Income Women Get By—Through Bartering
by Laura FlandersMay 30, 2014
- Farah Tanis learned that, of the women in poverty she worked with, 9 out of 10 had experienced violence—so she started a bartering network to help them survive.
Will Jackson, Miss., Be the New Co-op Capital of the South?
May 23, 2014
- Three months after the death of Jackson's radical mayor, the city's residents are working to make his vision of cooperative economics a reality.
That Book About Inequality That's Sold Out of Bookstores? Here's What It Means for 2016
by John FefferMay 22, 2014
- The popularity of a new book by French economist Thomas Piketty should be a wake-up call for politicians. If inequality sells in the stores, it will sell at the polls as well.
Our Economy Wants You to Be In Debt—5 Things You Can Do to Take Charge
by Liz PleasantMay 21, 2014
- We pored through a debt-resistance manual created by former Occupiers to bring you these practical tips.
Infographic: Why Social Security's Not Going Broke
by Doug PibelMay 21, 2014
- Making Social Security solvent in the long run isn't that hard. But who should bear the cost?
Europe Leads U.S. in Effort to Tax Financial "Speed Demons"
by Sarah AndersonMay 19, 2014
- The European Commission expects a tiny tax on financial transactions to raise an estimated $42 billion per year while discouraging purely speculative short-term trading.
Portland Is First U.S. City to Divest Funds from Walmart
by Laura Garcia, Molly RuskMay 16, 2014
- The initiative also prohibits the city from purchasing Walmart bonds in the future.
This Omaha Bike Shop Is Training a New Generation of Cyclists
May 12, 2014
- "Pretty soon they're using it to travel downtown and expand their understanding of the community they live in."
The Coal Workers You Didn't Know Existed—And Why They May Be At Risk
by Erin L. McCoyMay 08, 2014
- Thousands of workers may be at risk of chronic disease from the chemicals used to process coal—including MCHM, which recently contaminated the drinking water of nearly 300,000 West Virginia residents.
Fans Move to Buy LA Clippers After Owner Is Banned From NBA
by Christopher Zumski FinkeMay 06, 2014
- The fans hope to buy the team and make it into a nonprofit organization like the Green Bay Packers.
Dear Paul Krugman: Is GDP Growth Making Us Richer or Poorer? (Please Clarify.)
by Herman DalyMay 06, 2014
- Is Paul Krugman just advocating temporary growth up to some level of optimality, or a truly ever-growing economy?
In Rural Kansas, an Experiment Makes Hitchhiking Safe Again
by Jennifer O'BrienApr 22, 2014
- The people behind the project borrowed some tricks from ride-sharing apps like Lyft, but tweaked the details so the rides are free.
The Underground Railroad Was One of America’s First Co-ops: A Black History Tour of Cooperative Economics
by Laura FlandersApr 17, 2014
- From slavery to Jim Crow to cities today, African-Americans have been leading the cooperative movement.
Think You Know What a Farmer Looks Like? Think Again
by Sena ChristianApr 17, 2014
- Preliminary results from the 2012 Census of Agriculture show the increasing role of women in U.S. agriculture—especially on organic and small-scale farms.