New Economy

Banking for California’s Future
by Ellen Brown
Wall Street’s not cutting it: California’s legislature voted to do a feasibility study on establishing a state-owned bank.
The Return of “Made in the U.S.A.”
by Jessica Reeder
In a time of layoffs and outsourcing, something surprising is happening in San Francisco and New York: manufacturing jobs are on the rise.
The Path to Real Prosperity
by David Korten
Step by step we can reclaim for Main Street the economic and political power that Wall Street now holds and create a world that truly works for all.
Living Right on the “Wrong” Side of Town
by Corbyn Hightower
When Corbyn Hightower’s financial world fell apart, a ragtag community came together to show how lively neighborhoods grow new livelihoods.
Who’s Building the Do-It-Ourselves Economy?
by Sarah van Gelder, Doug Pibel
Corporations aren’t hiring, and Washington is gridlocked. Here’s how we take charge of our own livelihoods.
Jobs: What Will It Take?
by Sarah van Gelder
The middle-class way of life is in trouble. The Fall 2011 issue of YES! Magazine asks how we can build strong local economies that sustain us in challenging times.

Putting Corporate Tax Dodging on the Table
by Chuck Collins
In this time of austerity, major corporations are spending more on CEO pay and Congressional lobbying than they’re paying the IRS. How we can make them pay up.
Work Less, Live More
by Juliet Schor
Working fewer hours could help save our economy, our sanity, and the planet.
Paid Sick Leave for All
by Rebecca Leisher
Nearly 40 percent of all U.S. private sector workers get no paid sick days—but Connecticut is leading the way to change that.
Lies, Damned Lies, and Economics
Busting 3 big myths about jobs today.
North Dakota’s Economic “Miracle”—It’s Not Oil
by Ellen Brown
North Dakota has had the nation’s lowest unemployment ever since the economy tanked. What’s its secret?
Radical Homemakers vs. the Hurricane
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes reports from Schoharie County, New York, which was hard-hit by Hurricane Irene.
A Presidential Declaration of Independence from Wall Street—Part 2
by David Korten
What might a truly new economic vision for America look like? This is my answer framed as the presidential address we must prepare the way for a future president to deliver.
Does Inequality Make Us Unhappy?
by Carmen Sobczak
A new study suggests Americans' happiness declines when there’s a wider gap between rich and poor.
A Presidential Declaration of Independence from Wall Street -Part 1
by David Korten
What might a truly new economic vision for America look like? This is my answer framed as the presidential address we must prepare the way for a future president to deliver.