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NEW ECONOMY

A fair economy that works for people and the planet.

The Rise of the New Economy Movement The Rise of the New Economy Movement
by Gar Alperovitz
There’s economic reform, and then there’s economic transformation. How entrepreneurs, activists, and theorists are laying the groundwork for a very different economy.
Fighting Foreclosure Together Fighting Foreclosure Together
by Laura Gottesdiener
The demand for housing justice is bringing activists from different ideologies together to fight—and win—against foreclosures.
The Perks of Being Gainfully Unemployed The Perks of Being Gainfully Unemployed
by Shannon Hayes
Is job security real security? Shannon Hayes makes the case for diversifying your income.
Endowment Activism: How Students Can Move Big Money Endowment Activism: How Students Can Move Big Money
by Martha van Gelder
Think broke students have no power to influence Wall Street? Think again.
Spanish Indignados Return to City Squares Spanish Indignados Return to City Squares
by Ter Garcia
Tens of thousands celebrated the 15M movement’s birthday in cities across Spain.
The Bank Vs. America Showdown The Bank Vs. America Showdown
by Mark Engler
In shareholders’ meetings and in the streets, how 99% Power is taking on Bank of America.
Mobile Slaughterhouses Help Meat Go Local Mobile Slaughterhouses Help Meat Go Local
by Katherine Gustafson
Scarcity of certified processing facilities is one reason the meat industry is so consolidated—so farmer Bruce Dunlop invented a mobile slaughterhouse.
How I Found Happiness (in 130 Square Feet) How I Found Happiness (in 130 Square Feet)
by Ella Jenkins
Photo Essay: Don’t think you know how to build your own house? Neither did 23-year-old Ella Jenkins before she picked up the tools and started.
Move Our Money Month Move Our Money Month
Still haven’t moved your money out of Wall Street?
A Vision of America the Possible A Vision of America the Possible
by Gus Speth
Gus Speth imagines a compelling vision of a better, happier country—and how to make it possible.
OWS Marks May Day With a Beatific Vision and a Big March OWS Marks May Day With a Beatific Vision and a Big March
by Nathan Schneider
What will be the lasting impacts of Occupy’s latest major action?
Is Owning or Renting Better For You? Is Owning or Renting Better For You?
by Dean Baker
How to know when it's smart to rent.
A Fair Trade iPad? How Apple Could Change the Industry's Game A Fair Trade iPad? How Apple Could Change the Industry's Game
by Heidi Bruce
This year's public outcry against Apple and Foxconn factory conditions might finally point electronics production in a fairer direction.
Joseph Williams: Hunger Strike Games Joseph Williams: Hunger Strike Games
by Heidi Bruce
This college football player insisted the University of Virginia invest in living wages for its employees, not new sports enhancements.
May Day in Context May Day in Context
by Marina Sitrin, Dario Azzellini
How do this year's May Day demonstrations fit into the international movement for economic justice?
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