10 Hopeful Things That Happened in 2013 to Get You Inspired for What’s to Come
by Sarah van GelderDec 27, 2013
- Beyond the headlines of conflict and catastrophe, this year’s top stories offered us some powerful proof that the world can still change—for the better.
Philly’s New Land Bank: Will It Give Blighted Communities a Boost?
by Jake BlumgartDec 27, 2013
- The city is home to more than 40,000 vacant properties. Now neighborhoods are hoping a new public entity can help them bounce back from the post-industrial blues.
Only 4 Percent of the Lowest-Wage Workers Get Paid Family Leave: Could a New Law Change This?
by Elizabeth Ben-IshaiDec 12, 2013
- Many small businesses do want to give their workers paid time off to care for new babies and sick family members, but lack the means. How a new bill could make it possible.
Can this Small College in Maryland Pass the Fairest Wage Policy in US Academia?
by Caroline SelleDec 05, 2013
- An initiative developed by staff, students, and faculty would tie the earnings of the school's highest-paid employees to those of the lowest.
We Know Who Stole the Economy—National People’s Action Moves to Take It Back
by David KortenDec 03, 2013
- "Listen to and work with your base to create a shared, big-picture narrative."
These 5 Black Friday Send-Ups Remind Us to Keep Laughing, Not Shopping
by Erin SagenNov 27, 2013
- Think the "biggest shopping day of the year" has become too depraved to be funny? Let Louis C.K., Seinfeld, and South Park transform your anxiety into hilarity.
TPP Protestors to Foreign Negotiators: "Don't Let U.S. Bully You"
by James TrimarcoNov 22, 2013
- Negotiators from Latin American and Asian countries said they were "doing their best" to stand up to the U.S. Trade Representative.
Artist's Dollar-Bill Collages Question the Meaning of Money
by YES! online staffNov 15, 2013
- "Anarchists are certain I'm an anarchist because I cut up a favorite tool of the oppressor," artist Mark Wagner says. "Capitalists think I'm a capitalist because I revel in it."
Hey, NY Times, Want Fairness in Pacific Trade Deal? Then Advocates Must Get Seat at the Table
by James TrimarcoNov 08, 2013
- A recent editorial in the The New York Times argued that the Trans Pacific Partnership should strengthen environmental and labor regulations. But that won't happen unless we change the process.
A Year After Sandy, a Co-op Alliance Could Bring Jobs Back to the Rockaways
by Laura FlandersOct 29, 2013
- Last year, Sandy massively disrupted of some of the East Coast’s neighborhood economies. But worker-owned cooperatives are creating jobs with real wealth and meaning.
The Economy of Smallness: Making Economic Exchange a Loving Human Interaction
by Abby QuillenOct 25, 2013
- Philadelphia restauranteur and local economies movement leader Judy Wicks on making good and doing good.
Main Street Comeback: How Independent Stores are Thriving (Even in the Age of Amazon)
by Fran KortenOct 25, 2013
- Despite behemoths like Starbucks and Amazon, the number of independent bookstores, coffeeshops, and other businesses is growing.
Interactive Garment Industry Map
by Jing FongOct 21, 2013
- An interactive map of garment industry factories, designed in response to the Bangladesh disasters. Also explore a New York Times' Learning Network lesson, "Corporate Irresponsibility? Fashion’s Hidden Cost in Bangladesh’s Garment Industry."
Can Eminent Domain Be Used to Avert a Foreclosure Mess? This California City Thinks So
by Mark Andrew BoyerOct 18, 2013
- Governments usually use eminent domain powers to displace people. But one hardscrabble Bay Area city is going to the mat to do just the opposite—stabilize its economy and keep residents where they are.
Nobel Prize? Meet the Economic Movement That Really Deserves Praise
by Laura FlandersOct 18, 2013
- This week, the Nobel Prize for economics may have gone to three academics, but the real work of fixing our local economies was happening on the ground—as part of New Economy Week.