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NEW ECONOMY

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Gar Alperovitz on Cooperative Economy: “I’ll Bet My Life on It” Gar Alperovitz on Cooperative Economy: “I’ll Bet My Life on It”
Gar Alperovitz was in Seattle for the annual meeting of the National Cooperative Business Association and spoke at Town Hall Seattle immediately following a live screening of the first presidential debate. YES! Magazine’s executive editor Sarah van Gelder introduced him.
A Healthy (and Profitable) Oasis in Philly’s Food Deserts A Healthy (and Profitable) Oasis in Philly’s Food Deserts
by Sarah Treuhaft
The story of this seemingly ordinary chain of grocery stores suggests that collaboration with the community may be the key to success for businesses in struggling neighborhoods.
Time for Some Good Jobs Guarantees Time for Some Good Jobs Guarantees
by Brooke Jarvis
Corporations often take big helpings of public funds, saying that they’ll provide jobs in return. But how can communities make sure they deliver?
Less Brand, More Tactic: Labor Win’s Lessons for Occupy Less Brand, More Tactic: Labor Win’s Lessons for Occupy
by Olivia Rosane
A group of immigrant workers in Manhattan won a union for themselves, partly through collaboration with Occupy Wall Street. Their story suggests a collaborative path forward for the movement.
Video: Looking Poverty in the Eyes Video: Looking Poverty in the Eyes
The Line—the place people on the bottom are trying to get to and the people on the top are trying to stay above.
Manifesto for a Post-Growth Economy Manifesto for a Post-Growth Economy
by James Gustave Speth
What single change stands to give Americans more free time, healthier ecosystems, and more meaningful jobs?
Occupy Wall Street Occupy Wall Street
Ongoing coverage of the people's movement to take back our democracy and build a new economy.
Growth or Equality: Two Competing Visions for America’s Future Growth or Equality: Two Competing Visions for America’s Future
by David Korten
David Korten on how closing the wealth gap can open the way to a fairer, more prosperous economy.
A Small Business Boost from ... Regulations? A Small Business Boost from ... Regulations?
by Brooke Jarvis
Do regulations really hurt small businesses? Or do businesses thrive when local residents can afford their services, and a good quality of life attracts skilled workers?
7 Ways to End the Deficit (Without Throwing Grandma Under the Bus) 7 Ways to End the Deficit (Without Throwing Grandma Under the Bus)
by John Cavanagh
A new study suggests that ending the deficit doesn’t have to hurt, just as long as we cut in the right places. John Cavanagh finds seven places where budget cuts can create a more just, more secure, and more sustainable country.
WTO Rules Against Labeling Meat WTO Rules Against Labeling Meat
by Lauren Hardy
Now the U.S. has to gut a law that protects consumers from imported mystery meat—or pay the price.
Disaster by Design? What’s Wrong with the “Thrive” Movement Disaster by Design? What’s Wrong with the “Thrive” Movement
by John Robbins
A popular new film claims that a secret elite create our most troubling problems to advance a “global domination agenda.” Why Amy Goodman, Vandana Shiva, and other progressives are calling it “dangerously misguided.”
Infographic: An All-Local Meal in Appalachia Infographic: An All-Local Meal in Appalachia
In today's Appalachia, it's possible to eat an entire meal in which every ingredient was sourced from within 40 miles of your table.
Breaking Through Concrete: An Urban Farm Roadtrip Breaking Through Concrete: An Urban Farm Roadtrip
by David Hanson, Edwin Marty, Michael Hanson
Farmers across the country are taking to rooftops, vacant lots, any space they can find to build an urban farm revival.
The Downsides of Upselling: 4 Tips from the Farm The Downsides of Upselling: 4 Tips from the Farm
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes on keeping a human face on her capitalist ventures and learning to say “enough” when the market calls.
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