New Economy

Los Angeles Preempts Trump’s Deportation Plans By Finally Decriminalizing Street Vending
by Mario Vasquez
After years of work, advocates for immigrant rights rejoiced at the permit process, which will help keep 50,000 street vendors on the right side of the law.
Defund DAPL Spreads Across Indian Country as Tribes Divest
by Frances Madeson
The Navajo Nation is making moves to join a growing number of tribes that have already respectfully, but conclusively, shown Wells Fargo the door.
Banks Agree to Talk With Tribe (While Handing over Millions for Dakota Access)
by James Trimarco
Seven banks—including Wells Fargo, TD Bank, and Citibank—will meet with Standing Rock Sioux leaders after months of intense defund-DAPL pressure.
The Spirit of Standing Rock on the Move
by Stephanie Woodard
People from more than 300 tribes traveled to the North Dakota plains to pray and march in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux. Back home, each tribe faces its own version of the “black snake” and a centuries-old struggle to survive.
What the U.S. Can Learn From “Viking Economics”
by Valerie Schloredt
Author George Lakey explains why Scandinavia tops world lists for equality, health, and happiness.
From Grocery Stores to Labor Unions, Cooperatives Were the Answer
by Liz Pleasant & Araz Hachadourian
Worker-ownership economics catch on in Ohio, Nevada, and North Carolina.
How Co-ops Can Make Infrastructure Great Again
by Nathan Schneider
If the Trump administration is serious about bringing jobs and pride back to rural America, they should take a lesson from cooperatives of the 1930s.
If We’re Honest, We All Know Trump’s America
by Robert Jensen
Trump articulates ideas that are closer to what is considered “normal” in the United States than many of us are willing to acknowledge.
What It Takes to Get Women Out of Prison—and Stay Out
by Zenobia Jeffries
The rate of women in U.S. prisons is growing faster than men. But in New Orleans, one group is successfully tackling sentencing for drug use and sex work.
3 Ways Progressives Can Reconnect With Rural America
by Anthony Flaccavento
First, understand the environment is not only about climate change—it’s about livelihood for miners, drillers, loggers, and farmers like me.
Something Better to Offer Trump Voters Tired of Waiting for Their Turn
by David Korten
A world free of extremes of wealth and poverty in which no one needs to stand in line for a chance at a secure and fulfilling life.
Worried About Rent Hikes, 301 Families Came Together to Buy Their Mobile Home Park
by Olivia Anderson, Araz Hachadourian, Christa Hillstrom
And five other creative ways Americans are stepping up to build strong local economies.
Call for Submissions: “Sanctuary Communities”
by YES! Editors
Send us your ideas by Jan. 25.
How Trump’s Extremism May Help Us Expose One of History’s Greatest Political Deceptions
by David Korten
The Great Growth Con promises that economic growth—measured by gross domestic product—will benefit everyone, rich and poor alike. 
New Year, New President, and Our Promise
by YES! Editors
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