Seattle Led the Country’s Minimum Wage Revolution. Can It Do the Same With Rent Control?
by Marcus Harrison GreenJul 29, 2015
- New York and San Francisco both suffer from soaring rents and gentrification, despite decades of regulation. How Seattle socialist Kshama Sawant plans to do affordable housing right.
A North Carolina Textile Co-Op Gives Immigrant Workers a Stake in the Business
by Cecilia GarzaJul 29, 2015
- In a state that lost 88 percent of its textile industry jobs in just 10 years, small worker-owned cooperatives are islands of rights and resilience.
Debt Collective Marches on New Orleans for Free Higher Ed
by Araz HachadourianJul 24, 2015
- “It’s not about freeloading. It’s about what we’re willing to extend to each other as a society.”
In a Place Where Teaching Girls Can Get You Poisoned, This Afghan Woman Got Men on Her Side
by Kristin MoeJul 20, 2015
- How do you spark a movement in a conservative community? A Q&A with Razia Jan, founder of the Zabuli Education Center.
Economic Growth Doesn't Make a Wealthy Nation, Safety and Happiness Do
by Araz HachadourianJul 17, 2015
- Economist Kate Raworth explains why economic growth shouldn't be the only measure of a nation's wealth.
The Case for a “Jazz Revolution” Against Corporate Capitalism
by Keith HarringtonJul 16, 2015
- Bottom up? Top down? Improvisation is the key to a middle way.
How Buying the Local Post Office Will Help My Family Farm and Small Town Survive
by Shannon HayesJun 30, 2015
- I never thought farming would mean owning a post office. But looking at my community and our need to define ourselves as a place, that seems to be our family farm's next job.
Obama’s Push for Corporate Rule: A Moment of Opportunity
by David KortenJun 25, 2015
- Call it populism versus corporatism or democracy versus corporate rule. Either way, it is a far more meaningful political division than two political parties debating big government versus small.
Six Ways TPP Opponents Have Won—Even as Fast Track Advances
by Sarah AndersonJun 24, 2015
- Critics of the TPP forged relationship with foreign allies, firmed up union positions, and forced some concessions on the secrecy of the text.
Solar Panels Are Part of the Pope’s Revolution—But So Is Dismantling Structural Racism
by Anthony GiancatarinoJun 19, 2015
- The Pope is talking about a revolution that goes way beyond simply adding renewable energy to our current extractive economy.
What’s Next for the World’s Largest Federation of Worker-Owned Co-Ops?
by Mary HansenJun 12, 2015
- A conversation with Mondragon President Josu Ugarte on the future of the mega-cooperative.
How This Library Paid $1 to Install Its Solar Panels
by Mary HansenJun 02, 2015
- In West Virginia, Solar Holler helps nonprofits install solar panels for less than the price of a cup of coffee.
These Friends from High School Bought an Abandoned Factory. Now They're Distilling Artisanal Whiskeys
by Samuel Dolgin-GardnerMay 20, 2015
- Much as blight can be contagious, so can renewal. How grassroots community groups are saving neighborhoods and building new businesses.
Where Do “Rednecks” Really Come From? A New Museum Has the Surprising Answer
by Catherine V. MooreMay 19, 2015
- Tourists spend $400 more per trip on average when their trips focus on history and culture. That could be a big opportunity for West Virginia's changing economy.
Even in a Drought, California Farms Have a Future—But They’ll Need Local Control to Succeed
by Keith HarringtonMay 12, 2015
- Some California farmers have discovered ways to farm that use very little water, yet thirstier methods still dominate. What gives?