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Photo Essay: Portraits of Americans at Work
by Caleb Fergusonposted Oct 12, 2012
- Photographer Caleb Ferguson goes cross-country to document the diversity of the American workforce.
Meet the Crawfish-Peeling Guestworkers Who Inspired Walmart Walkouts
by Cecilia Garzaposted Oct 11, 2012
- How a few courageous workers in small-town Louisiana sparked nationwide actions demanding better wages and working conditions for those who pick, pack, stock, and sell the mega-retailer’s products.
Green Light May Be Ahead for Insurance on Shared Vehicles
by Cat Johnsonposted Oct 08, 2012
- As more and more people begin sharing and renting out their cars and homes, insurance issues have begun to emerge. Sharing communities are taking the lead in finding solutions.
Gar Alperovitz on Cooperative Economy: “I’ll Bet My Life on It”
posted Oct 04, 2012
- 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
by Sarah Treuhaftposted Oct 01, 2012
- 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
by Brooke Jarvisposted Sep 21, 2012
- 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
by Olivia Rosaneposted Sep 20, 2012
- 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
posted Sep 20, 2012
- 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
by James Gustave Spethposted Sep 19, 2012
- What single change stands to give Americans more free time, healthier ecosystems, and more meaningful jobs?
Occupy Wall Street
posted Sep 19, 2012
- 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
by David Kortenposted Sep 11, 2012
- David Korten on how closing the wealth gap can open the way to a fairer, more prosperous economy.
A Small Business Boost from ... Regulations?
by Brooke Jarvisposted Sep 07, 2012
- 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)
by John Cavanaghposted Sep 05, 2012
- 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
by Lauren Hardyposted Aug 29, 2012
- 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
by John Robbinsposted Aug 21, 2012
- 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.”