How Creative Finance Launched Worker-Owned Co-ops In Post-Sandy New York
by Araz HachadourianOct 29, 2015
- Half of small businesses don’t make it past the first five years, and owners lose everything trying to pay off the loans. The Working World lets co-ops stabilize before repayment even begins.
Meet the 1 Percenters Finding Solace in Wealth Redistribution
by Kate AronoffOct 27, 2015
- A growing cadre of the owning class is crafting a healthier relationship to the other 99 percent: “It is not about individual therapy or even engaging in philanthropy or charity. It’s about collective action.”
Video: How This Brooklyn Neighborhood is Putting Healthy Food in Business
by Liz PleasantOct 23, 2015
- A co-op training program in Brooklyn could serve as a model for other cities looking to combat the effects of gentrification for long-time residents.
Why Slower Money Is the Key to a Real Economic Recovery
by Keith HarringtonOct 22, 2015
- An exciting crop of organizations are financing businesses in a way that creates real wealth. Here are a few ways to scale them up so that they can truly challenge Wall Street.
The Bank-Free, DIY Lending System That Helps Friends and Families Finance Themselves
by Liz PleasantOct 21, 2015
- Who needs banks when you have communities? This finance model lets people help each other—without interest.
Can Local Economies Revolutionize the US? This Adviser to China Thinks So
by Marcus Harrison GreenOct 14, 2015
- Laurence Brahm advises the Chinese government on economic and environmental policy. Here’s what he thinks the United States can learn from China.
Three Years Ago, These Chicago Workers Took Over a Window Factory. Today, They're Thriving
by Sarah van GelderOct 09, 2015
- When Republic Windows and Doors closed down without giving workers notice, the issue drew national attention. Since then, they’ve turned the factory into a worker-owned co-op—where they hold the power.
Video: An Economist Explains How Money Has Caused the Climate Crisis
by Liz PleasantOct 09, 2015
- Typically, we solve problems by expanding the economy. When it comes to the environment, that will only make things worse.
80 Percent of Us Owe Money to Institutions. Can We Leverage It to Reduce Inequality?
by Kate AronoffOct 08, 2015
- Three visionaries discuss how America’s debt problem has transformed the movements they work with.
California Challenges Gender Discrimination With Equal Pay Law (and Other News to Chew On)
by YES! StaffOct 07, 2015
- A Louisiana university helps solve the national shortage of black doctors, Uber drivers are left with car payments after a raise in fees, and Mother Jones explores whether mammograms do more harm than good.
Dangerous History: What the Story of Black Economic Cooperation Means for Us Today
by Keane BhattOct 07, 2015
- African Americans have been pioneering co-ops as an economic strategy since the days of slavery. Author Jessica Gordon Nembhard on how centuries-old models can guide our economy today.
Grace Boggs: Reviving the Lost City
by Larry GabrielOct 06, 2015
- The YES! Breakthrough 15: A decades-long revolution to rekindle the soul of urban neighborhoods.
NYC’s Credit Unions Give Mom-and-Pop Stores a Chance, Despite Gentrification
by Abigail Savitch-LewOct 02, 2015
- They're a lifeline to business owners. So why do these credit unions have trouble growing?
Even The Wall Street Journal Is Asking Questions About How Ownership Should Work in a Democracy
by Gar AlperovitzOct 02, 2015
- The question of how the ownership of capital should be structured in a democratic society was raised by none other than Margaret Thatcher's authorized biographer.
A Techy Management Fad Gives Workers More Power—Up to a Point
by Nathan SchneiderSep 30, 2015
- Holacracy aims to liberate workers from micromanagement by replacing bosses with code-like rules modeled on computer programming.