New Economy

Giving Kentucky’s Young People a Reason to Stay
by Emma Eisenberg
A voice and the power to solve problems will make progressive young people see their future in conservative and economically struggling Central Appalachia.
This City Found a Way to Get Everyone Involved in Urban Planning
by Ellen Shepard
Urban planning has historically perpetuated inequality and injustice. But this city may have found a solution.
How I Can Offer Reparations in Direct Proportion to My White Privilege
by Chris Moore-Backman
What it looks like to pay for the unearned advantages my whiteness has afforded me.
Raj Patel on How to Break Away from Capitalism
by Chris Winters
Understanding the history of the world and our centuries-long drive toward cheapness.
American Workers Let 662 Million Vacation Days Go Unused Last Year
by Stephen Miller
And 24 other facts you should probably know.
How To Say No To Amazon
by Ellen Shepard
There are better ways to spend economic development dollars. Cities that bend over backward to lure the tech giant may end up on the losing end.
Call for Submissions: Decolonize This
by YES! Editors
Send us your ideas by October 30.
How Cities Can Do Better Than the Fight for $15
by Alan A. Aja, William A. Darity Jr., Darrick Hamilton
It’s time for cities to reverse a shrinking workforce and build resilience in the face of climate change.
A Surprisingly Simple Solution to a Transportation Mess in India
by Anuradha Sengupta
Electric rickshaws have become an economic and environmental lifeline for both drivers and passengers.
Love Little Free Libraries? These People Didn’t Stop at Books
by J. Gabriel Ware
From seed banks to free food pantries, the little library movement is taking off in neighborhoods across the country.
What Cuba Can Teach Us About Health Care
by Sarah van Gelder
Even Trump supporters agree we can learn something from the country’s universal, low-cost health care system. It’s that good.
How a Free Grocery Store Is Cutting Food Waste—and Hunger
by Rina Diane Caballar
Each weeknight, The Free Store redistributes up to 1,500 surplus food items to anyone who wants them—no questions asked.
An Easier Way to Get to Universal Health Care
by Fran Korten
Now is the time to push for better health care. Here are three modest, winnable first steps.
Locals and Tribes March Together to Oppose Construction of Natural Gas Plant
by Brandon Jordan
The construction of the Puget Sound Energy facility is already underway in Washington state, and it has locals worried about the health and safety of their community.
Fight Fascism With a Dance Party
by Janey Stephenson
Where fascism aims to instill fear, joy is the perfect resistance.