New Economy

Nation’s Second-Largest School District Wants to Kick McDonald’s Out
by Olivia Anderson
After almost four years of McTeacher's Night fundraisers, teachers in the greater Los Angeles area are demanding the fast-food chain stop predatory marketing toward their students.
Where Citizens Can Run for Office Without Big Money—and Win
by James Trimarco
Maine’s unique solution for clean elections involves $5 contributions and campaigns funded entirely by taxpayers. And it’s working.
Key Sanders Supporter on Loving—and Criticizing—the Democratic Party
by Sarah van Gelder
Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner talks about being disinvited to introduce Bernie Sanders at the DNC, racism in America, and grassroots leadership.
Forget More Regulation: Make Corporations Serve the Public Interest
by David Korten
The purely private-purpose corporation is an illegitimate entity. This is the elephant in the room that no politician dare mention.
It’s Citizens Who Will Save Us From Citizens United
by Sarah van Gelder
Constitutional amendment organizers are confident of an eventual victory. “The push toward justice has always started at the grassroots.”
Three Massive Mergers—Millions for One Bank and a Disaster for Food, Water, and Climate
by Wenonah Hauter
In addition to advising on all three mega-mergers, Credit Suisse is playing a big role behind the scenes of the Dakota Access pipeline.
We Never Voted for Corporate Rule
by David Korten
The $66 billion sale of Monsanto is yet another reminder of how corporations have colonized the world and subverted democracy. To regain our future, we must claim our right to popular sovereignty.
What If Twitter Were Owned by the Users Who Love It
by WeAreTwitter
The #WeAreTwitter movement wants users to buy Twitter as co-owners and show Wall Street how a business should be run.
The Next Big Thing: Job Benefits That Go Where You Go
by Chris Farrell
We need to overhaul America’s social safety net, which was designed for a different labor market and economy.
Another Victory for Workers in Seattle—This Time It’s Their Schedules
by Melissa Hellmann
Thanks to an ordinance passed last month, service and retail workers will finally get reasonable shift schedules, along with their $15-an-hour minimum wage.
For Those Who Don’t Want to Vote for the Lesser of Two Evils
by Peter White
Ranked-choice voting is catching on, and Maine might become the first state to help citizens vote for candidates they actually want.
Trump’s Fake Critique of Trade Deals Leaves Out Workers
by Jonathan Rosenblum
We must build a movement for trade justice that rejects both Trump’s opportunism and the long-standing neoliberalism of the major political parties.
“I Work Like an Independent Worker, and I Feel Happy”
by Sylvia A. Harvey
What today’s workers can learn from day laborers and domestic workers about job security, health benefits, and retirement.
Divest From Prisons, Invest in People—What Justice for Black Lives Really Looks Like
by Liza Bayless
Instead of addressing the roots of drug addiction, mental illness, and poverty, we’ve come to accept policing and incarceration as catch-all solutions. It’s time for a change.
Before Europe Lets Uber Run Wild, It Should Consider What It Did to US Workers
by Jamie K. McCallum
An unregulated Uber has helped to create an economy where part-time, low-wage, on-demand work is the new norm. Should Europe really follow suit?