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Breaking Through Concrete: An Urban Farm Roadtrip
by David Hanson, Edwin Marty, Michael Hansonposted Aug 17, 2012
- Farmers across the country are taking to rooftops, vacant lots, any space they can find to build an urban farm revival.
The Downsides of Upselling: 4 Tips from the Farm
by Shannon Hayesposted Aug 15, 2012
- Shannon Hayes on keeping a human face on her capitalist ventures and learning to say “enough” when the market calls.
Washington's Wall Street Sugar Daddies
by Hillary Lehrposted Aug 14, 2012
- Who’s lining the pocket of your representatives? Here’s a tool you can use to find out.
America’s Deficit Attention Disorder
by David Kortenposted Aug 10, 2012
- Money is the least of our problems. It’s time to pay attention to the real deficits that are killing us.
A Critical Mass for Real Food
by Anim Steelposted Aug 06, 2012
- The old logic of the slave plantation is still the logic of our industrial food system, 500 years in the making. There’s a new way of thinking taking off.
Fighting Coal While Supporting Miners?
by John C. Bergposted Aug 03, 2012
- Can you fight austerity and climate change at the same time?
Think Small: A New Housing Model
by Doug Pibelposted Jul 24, 2012
- Why go back to the way things were when we can create housing that embraces the best of tradition and the best of new thinking?
A Student Debt Strike Force Takes Off
by Yates McKeeposted Jul 19, 2012
- Debt—and the shame that surrounds it—is the tie that binds the 99 percent. Can young people reimagine it as something productive, rather than a tool for profiteering?
Visiting the Economies of the Future
by David Brancaccioposted Jul 16, 2012
- Journalist David Brancaccio takes us to the most innovative local economy hot spots in his PBS documentary, “Fixing the Future.”
The Radical Dissent of Helen Keller
by Peter Dreierposted Jul 12, 2012
- Here’s what they don’t teach: When the blind-deaf visionary learned that poor people were more likely to be blind than others, she set off down a pacifist, socialist path that broke the boundaries of her time—and continues to challenge ours today.
A New Era of Worker Ownership?
by Gar Alperovitzposted Jul 11, 2012
- All over the country, people—like the workers of Chicago’s New Era Windows—are building worker-owned cooperatives that root jobs in the communities that need them.
How the Student Loans Debate Got Religion
by Christa Hillstromposted Jul 06, 2012
- There’s a biblical precedent for forgiveness—of debt. Why churches are standing by students on one of the Bible’s most surprising social principles.
In Praise of Vacant Lots
by Jay Walljasperposted Jul 05, 2012
- Jay Walljasper on why “profitable economic function” is sometimes less valuable than empty space.
Growing Beyond Growth for True Democracy
by J.A. Myersonposted Jul 03, 2012
- When democracy is not determined by economic power, it is possible to imagine alternatives to “growth” and “austerity.”
Trading in Democracy: Why Rights Are Still For Real People
by Robin Broad, John Cavanaghposted Jun 28, 2012
- International trade deals allow businesses to sue elected governments when corporate interests are threatened abroad. Here’s why you should care.