Beating Climate Change by Retooling the Economy—The Story Begins in Navajo Country
by Mary HansenOct 16, 2014
- A proposed community-owned solar project on an abandoned coal mine in Arizona illustrates how cooperative economomics make it possible to stop extracting fossil fuels—without leaving workers behind.
Day 3 of New Economy Week: Building a Movement That Can Win
Oct 15, 2014
Three Moves for a Bigger, Stronger Worker-Owned Economy
by Alison LinganeOct 15, 2014
- While worker-owned co-ops provide a significant chunk of employment in several European countries, in the United States we still have a ways to go. Fortunately, opportunities for growth are everywhere.
Day 2 of New Economy Week: Expanding How We Think About What's Possible
Oct 14, 2014
Economists Who Say the Planet Has Infinite Resources Are Today’s Flat Earth Society
by Eric ZenceyOct 14, 2014
- The attempt to solve our ecological and social crises through economic growth is a fool’s task, because both crises have a common cause: an infinite-planet, perpetual-growth economy has met the limits of a finite planet.
My Cousin Was Shot Dead by a Police Officer. Here’s What It Means for the New Economy Movement
by Anand JahiOct 14, 2014
- Many opportunities exist for collaboration between the movements for racial justice and for an economy that works for everyone.
Day 1 of New Economy Week: The New Economy Isn’t New
Oct 13, 2014
- Those who have suffered the most at the hands of an unfair economy are also the most experienced at imagining and building alternative futures.
What Housing Organizers in Buffalo Learned from the ’70s
by Aaron BartleyOct 13, 2014
- Why did some of the cooperative institutions built in the ’70s—especially food co-ops—get to scale and thrive in subsequent decades, while others faded away?
With an Economy that Worked for All, Mike Brown Would Still Be Alive
by Ed WhitfieldOct 13, 2014
- “Our full humanity is expressed only when we have the capacity and the opportunity to be productive, to do for ourselves, meeting our needs in our communities.”
Want to Build an Economy that Works for Everybody? Next Week, We’re All About It
by Mary HansenOct 10, 2014
- Next Monday, YES! and the New Economy Coalition kick off New Economy Week—five days of national conversation about the ideas, strategies, and projects that make up the movement.
New Economy Week: Topics of Conversation
Oct 10, 2014
- On each of the five days of New Economy Week, we’ll be hosting articles, essays, and public conversation about one aspect of the new economy. We’ll link to all five days from this page.
When Poverty Was the Enemy, Not the Poor
by Tom EblenOct 09, 2014
- The poverty rate in the U.S. would be 15 percent higher if not for the War on Poverty and government anti-poverty programs since 1967.
Bangladeshi Workers Organize to Protect Their Most Valuable Export: Themselves
by Tiffany WilliamsOct 08, 2014
- In the evolving global economy, migrants facing virtual indentured servitude abroad—and coming home to debt and social isolation—feels like the new normal.
West Virginia Cattle Farmers Build the Local Food Economy They Need to Thrive
by Erin L. McCoyOct 01, 2014
- The farmers working to build West Virginia’s local meat economy know that their fate relies on the success of the entire local meat ecosystem.
Why a Tiny Decrease in Unemployment Means a Big Pay Raise for the Poor
by Dean BakerOct 01, 2014
- A sustained one-percentage-point decline in the unemployment rate is associated with a 9.4 percent rise in the wages of workers in the bottom quintile of the wage distribution.