Why Germany Is Backing Away From a Trade Deal that Lets Corporations Sue the Government
by Alexis GoldsteinAug 06, 2014
- A new round of international trade agreements threatens to increase corporate power over national governments. But news out of Germany suggests the deals aren't inevitable.
Why Target Stopped Asking Job Applicants If They've Been Convicted of a Crime
by Nur LaljiJul 18, 2014
- More than 60 counties, cities, and states—and some corporations—are reducing discrimination against former offenders by removing one small box from job applications.
These Young People Are Pioneering Appalachia's Post-Coal Economy
by Joe SolomonJul 17, 2014
- The Appalachian Transition Fellows are young people who will spend this year building diverse job opportunities in the coal-country counties that need them most.
Welcome to the Spanish Town Where People Come Before Profit
by Liam Barrington-Bush, Jen WiltonJul 16, 2014
- The town of Marinaleda, often called Spain's "communist utopia," is proof that an economy built on mutual aid is possible.
Gar Alperovitz on Why the New Economy Movement Needs to Think Big
by Scott GastJul 02, 2014
- His new book, "What Then Must We Do?" imagines how a new economic system might actually emerge, from the bottom up, in the next few decades.
Worker-Owned Co-ops Get $1 Million in NYC Spending
by Liz PleasantJun 27, 2014
- New York City's newly approved budget allocates $1.2 million for developing and supporting worker-owned cooperative businesses.
A Local Economy Solution to Africa's Poaching Problem
by Richard SchiffmanJun 25, 2014
- Communities that enjoy the economic benefits of wildlife tourism don’t harbor poachers.
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.