New Economy

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.
The 150-Mile Wardrobe: A Solution for One of the World’s Most Polluting Industries
by Araz Hachadourian
The Northern California Fibershed aims to skirt the rampant waste of resources in the apparel industry.
This Town Built a Market Where Neighbors Can Take What They Want for Free
by Jake Jarvis
It’s a radical but simple experiment that builds community and keeps useful things out of the landfill.
Meet the Woman Who’s Boosting Arizona’s Mom-and-Pop Business Culture
by Fran Korten
One strategy is to reintroduce people to their towns, show them what they can buy locally, and dispel the myth that it’s more expensive.
The Progressive’s Guide to Book Giving—for Every Relative
by YES! Editors
Here are books to gift that spark ideas, give subtle messages, help expand someone’s mind, or just poke a little fun.
The Unlikely Industry Empowering Women in Afghanistan
by Ruchi Kumar
In this deeply conservative society, these women are busting stereotypes every day.
Infographic: How Money Influences Your Happiness (and Vice Versa)
by Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz, Clo Copass
For a joyful economy, spread the wealth.
The Elite Is Not Who You Think It Is—It Might Be You
by Darrick Hamilton, Christopher Famighetti
Forget about the 1 percent. Are you part of the top 20 percent of Americans who own 89 percent of our country’s wealth?
Why Redneck Revolt Says Deal With Racism First, Then Economics
by Zenobia Jeffries
Addressing our systems of White supremacy cannot be dismissed as “identity politics.”
Houston Neighbors Said No to Walmart and Invested in Black-Owned Businesses After the Hurricane
by J. Gabriel Ware
Communities of color turned to each other to make it through the disaster. Months later, they’re doing the same to rebuild.
When Communities Say No One Should Stay in Jail Just Because They’re Poor
by Amy Roe
Five out of six people behind bars awaiting trial are there simply because they can’t afford bail. Community bail funds offer a solution.
When Buying Nothing Gives You More of Everything
by Erin Sagen
A way to get and give free stuff with your neighbors that is time-consuming, inconvenient—and wonderful.
7 Not-So-Subtle Messages Congress Is Sending With Its Tax Plans
by Mark Trahant
The two tax bills define what’s important to a society. Or more to the point, who’s not important.