New Economy

New Medicaid Rules Could Cost the Government More in the Long Run
by Diane Dewar
Without access to routine care, those who lose coverage will make more expensive trips to emergency rooms.
Can the President Really Do That?
by Lisa Manheim, Kathryn Watts
Trump’s power is limited. Here’s how people can use their own power to support or oppose his actions.
How to Bring Caring for Kids and Elders (and Other Acts of Love) Into the Economy
by Ai-jen Poo, Sarita Gupta
It’s one of the most concrete representations of love that we have, yet it’s extremely undervalued.
A Populism of Hope Begins When People Feel Their Own Power
by Nathan Schneider
At work behind almost any great social movement is an engine of counter-economy.
Beware of “Go Local” Centrists Who Want to Save Your City—for Themselves
by Gar Alperovitz
Revitalizing cities requires organizers, workers, and people of color to have leadership roles.
The Netherlands Can Feed the World. Here’s Why It Shouldn’t
by Olga Mecking
What gets lost when we focus solely on increasing food efficiency?
Call for Submissions: Solutions to Our Housing Crisis
by YES! Editors
Send us your pitches by Feb. 1.
How Much Does Climate Change Cost? Try $1.5 Trillion (and Counting)
by Mark Trahant
Last year was record-breaking.
What Happens When the Rich Invest in Racial Equity
by Araz Hachadourian
Meet the young 1 percenters who decided to invest their wealth in places that long experienced exploitation.
The Platform Co-op Is Coming for Uber
by MJ Kaplan
These co-ops aim to reinvest in their users, employees, and communities, while valuing positive workplace practices in tandem with profitability.
What Bitcoin and Amazon Are Doing to the Middle Class
by David Korten
Roughly 20 percent of U.S. workers are in a high-paying finance, technology, and electronics sectors. The other 80 percent face a daily struggle to survive.
Our 10 Best Solutions Stories You Might Have Missed This Year
by YES! Editors
A better world often starts as a small act. Change is possible. These stories from the past year prove it.
A Radical Vision for Food: Everyone Growing It for Each Other
by Peter Kalmus
Unlike capitalism’s many specialized goods and services, food is practical to barter—or, better yet, to gift.
How to Restore Our Relationship to Earth
by David Korten
We must reduce our burden on Earth’s regenerative systems by approximately 40 percent.
Building a Co-op Allowed These Musicians to Quit Their Day Jobs
by Araz Hachadourian
With no major labels in Minneapolis, this hip-hop group started their own label.