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NEW ECONOMY

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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.
Washington's Wall Street Sugar Daddies Washington's Wall Street Sugar Daddies
by Hillary Lehr
Who’s lining the pocket of your representatives? Here’s a tool you can use to find out.
America’s Deficit Attention Disorder America’s Deficit Attention Disorder
by David Korten
Money is the least of our problems. It’s time to pay attention to the real deficits that are killing us.
A Critical Mass for Real Food A Critical Mass for Real Food
by Anim Steel
The old logic of the slave plantation is still the logic of our industrial food system, 500 years in the making. There’s a new way of thinking taking off.
Fighting Coal While Supporting Miners? Fighting Coal While Supporting Miners?
by John C. Berg
Can you fight austerity and climate change at the same time?
Think Small: A New Housing Model Think Small: A New Housing Model
by Doug Pibel
Why go back to the way things were when we can create housing that embraces the best of tradition and the best of new thinking?
A Student Debt Strike Force Takes Off A Student Debt Strike Force Takes Off
by Yates McKee
Debt—and the shame that surrounds it—is the tie that binds the 99 percent. Can young people reimagine it as something productive, rather than a tool for profiteering?
Visiting the Economies of the Future Visiting the Economies of the Future
by David Brancaccio
Journalist David Brancaccio takes us to the most innovative local economy hot spots in his PBS documentary, “Fixing the Future.”
The Radical Dissent of Helen Keller The Radical Dissent of Helen Keller
by Peter Dreier
Here’s what they don’t teach: When the blind-deaf visionary learned that poor people were more likely to be blind than others, she set off down a pacifist, socialist path that broke the boundaries of her time—and continues to challenge ours today.
A New Era of Worker Ownership? A New Era of Worker Ownership?
by Gar Alperovitz
All over the country, people—like the workers of Chicago’s New Era Windows—are building worker-owned cooperatives that root jobs in the communities that need them.
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