New Economy

“Localization is the Economics of Happiness”
by Brooke Jarvis
We know what makes us happy—but too often our economic decisions stand in the way. Helena Norberg-Hodge, director of the Economics of Happiness, on how to change all that.
A Real-Market Alternative
by David Korten
Our current economic choice is not between capitalism and communism. It is between locally accountable Main Street markets and Wall Street central planning by predatory global financiers.
Organics and the Science of Farming
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
Some say that organic farming means going "backwards." These farmers think otherwise.
Film Trailer: The Economics of Happiness
How going local can restore our ecosystems, our societies, and our spirits.
Lentils and Justice for All
by Christa Hillstrom
It all begins with food: How to restore the health and wealth of inner-city communities.
The UK’s Progressive Tea Party
by Johann Hari
Imagine a parallel universe where the Great Crash of 2008 inspired ordinary people to take on corporate tax evaders. The name of this parallel universe is Britain.
Good Debt, Bad Debt
by David Korten
Is using debt to create money a bad idea? It depends on where the money goes.
5 Ways to Help Your Community Go Local
by Jeff Milchen
Buy Independent and Buy Local campaigns have a big effect, according to a new survey of independent businesses. Here's how you can reap the benefits for your local economy.
How to Be a Car-Free Family
by Angela and Dorea Vierling-Claassen
Tired of paying car insurance, sitting in traffic jams, and guzzling too much gas? Advice for finally moving beyond the car.
Tunisia, Egypt, and the Big Picture
by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed
Egypt lies on the fault lines of the convergence of global ecological, energy, and economic crises—and thus, on the frontlines of deepening global system failure.
Money From Nothing?
by David Korten
Through their accounting slight of hand, Wall Street illusionists convince even themselves that they are enriching society rather than preying on it.
Farmer by Farmer, an Organic Transition
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
After decades of chemicals, farmers in the Philippines are seeing the benefits of organic farming. But what convinced them to make the switch in the first place?
Beyond GDP: UK to Measure Well-Being
by Laura Stoll
The UK is trying out a new way to see if government policies are improving people’s lives: ask.
The Elephant in the Room at the State of the Union
by Robert Reich
The problem isn't "competitiveness"—it's inequality.
A Hands-On New Year
by Grace Lee Boggs
Grace Lee Boggs: The next decade will bring further changes in the way we think about food, work, and education.