New Economy

Economics & Solidarity in the 21st Century Economics & Solidarity in the 21st Century
by Grace Lee Boggs
A broken Haiti highlights the need for locally-rooted and resilient economies everywhere.
"Pro-poor" Relief for Haiti
by Kim Eckart
In the aftermath of the Jan. 12 earthquake that is believed to have killed more than 150,000 people, a call is growing for more long-term, sustainable solutions, such as debt relief.
Protecting Workers, Not Corporations
by Mark Engler
Amid the disappointments of Obama's first year in office is one bright spot: a Department of Labor that stands up for workers' rights.
Beyond Tea Party Politics
by Altaf Rahamatulla
Oregon residents voted to increase taxes on corporations and the wealthy to help fund programs that assist low and middle-income families.
Whose Bank? Public Investment, Not Private Debt
by Ellen Brown
The public bank concept is gaining ground on the state level, attracting proponents across the political spectrum.
The Power of Local
by Jeff Milchen
Through mutual support and community education, independent businesses are finding ways to promote local economies and even outperform chains.
Economic Trouble? Join the Club Economic Trouble? Join the Club
by Andrée Collier Zaleska
How can we support each other through hard times? An update from Common Security Clubs in Portland, Boston, and Fort Lauderdale.
This Valentine's Day, Break Up With Your Wall Street Credit Card
by Chuck Collins
Hidden fees? Fine print? International financial meltdown? It might be time to re-evaluate your relationship.
Time to Tax Financial Speculation
by Sarah Anderson
Activists, celebrities, and business leaders are uniting behind a proposal that would discourage speculative gambling.
The Work that Reconnects The Work that Reconnects
by Pamela O'Malley Chang
As residents plan Transition Albany, they're turning to Joanna Macy for guidance in building resilient communities.
How Do I Invite You to Grow Food?
Janaia Donaldson of Peak Moment Television interviews Jenny Pell of Permaculture Now!
The New Economy Challenge: Implications for Higher Education
by David Korten
If we are to build a sustainable economy and an Earth community, our educational goals and structures will have to change. David Korten asks what it will take to retool and reskill our society.
A Green and Fair Recovery
by Yvonne Liu
If equity factors prominently into the equation, an expanded green economy has tremendous potential to positively transform our communities, sustain the environment, and lift the quality of all our lives. But this won’t happen by chance.
Meet the Radical Homemakers
by Shannon Hayes
How families are achieving ecological, social, and economic transformation... starting under their own roofs.
The True State of the Union
Friends of YES! Magazine turn the president's address into a conversation about what it will really take to build a more perfect union.