New Economy

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.
Want Jobs? Rebuild the Dream
by Sarah van Gelder
Interview: Van Jones is leading a national mobilization to rebuild the middle class—through decent work, fair taxes, and opportunities for all.
How To Build a People’s Movement
by Seth Borgos
Now’s the time to challenge economic orthodoxy—but only a massive social movement can turn things around.
How You Can Get Started Building a New Economy
by David Korten
No one of us can do it alone. If, however, we each contribute according to our distinctive gifts and circumstances, together we can turn the human course.
The Down and Dirty Movement to Reinvent Farming
The Greenhorns documentary follows young farmers who are digging their way to an agricultural revolution.
What We Could Lose Unless We Change: Remembering Ray Anderson
by Paul Hawken
"Reimagining the world was a responsibility for Ray, a gift to a future that is begging for selflessness and vision." Paul Hawken honors the life of a green business pioneer.
Cotton With Conscience
by Lily Hicks, Krista Vogel
How to wear cotton without wearing out the planet.
Building a Resilient Economy
by Matt Stoller
Today’s economy relies on a globalized supply chain—where a single broken link can lead to widespread financial catastrophe. It doesn’t have to be that way.
Saying Goodbye to the Post Office
by Shannon Hayes
Thousands of small-town post offices are on notice for closure. Radical homemaker Shannon Hayes on what that will mean for the communities who love them.
Are You a Culture Worker?
by David Korten
From religion to the arts, we have more influence on culture than we think. We can use that power to expand or to limit our possibilities as a species.