New Economy

Young Voters: Don’t Write Them Off
by Rob "Biko" Baker
Why anyone who believes that under-30 Americans aren’t tuned in to the future and ready to act is fooling themselves.
The UK’s March for an Alternative to Austerity
by D.D. Guttenplan
More than 400,000 people poured into London's streets Saturday to show the British government what they think of its austerity program.
The Story of Refined White Rice
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
How a once nutritious grain was transformed into something unhealthy to eat.
The End of Empire
by David Korten
Wall Street’s days are numbered. Ours need not be.
A Choice for States: Banks, Not Budget Crises
by Ellen Brown
7 ways state-owned banks could help states overcome budget deficits and boost their local economies.
We’re Number One!
by James Gustave Speth
America is number one in quite a few areas—but they're not all accomplishments to be proud of.
A System Designed to Crash
by David Korten
To create a stable functioning financial system, we must first understand why the current financial system holds policy makers hostage to Wall Street interests. It is more than just political corruption.
The Moral Underground: How Ordinary Americans Subvert an Unfair Economy
by Lisa Dodson
All around you are everyday heroes who refuse to be complicit in the economic mistreatment of other people.
Fighting America’s Corporate Coup D’Etat
by Amy Goodman
Amy Goodman and Naomi Klein on how Americans across the country are resisting the Shock Doctrine.
Phantom Wealth and False Expectations
by David Korten
Playing money games to profit from false expectations is not the same as investing in jobs that produce real value to meet real needs
Wisconsin Awakens a Sleeping Giant
by Sarah van Gelder, Brooke Jarvis
Workers across the country are demanding to know why corporations and the wealthy get bailouts and tax breaks while teachers and steel workers bear the burdens of budget crises.
The Coming Global Food Fight
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
As aggression mounts with the rise of food prices worldwide, small-scale farms rooted in local markets could avert international disaster—and lead the way to "food democracy."
In the Built Environment, the Tyranny of the Big, the Beauty of the Small
by Jason F. McLennan
Green building leader Jason McLennan on ways to keep our buildings and cities at a healthy, human scale.
People We Love: Shannon McNamara
by Tiffany Ran
Sharing education in Africa.
“This is Not Democracy” — Wisconsin’s Anti-Union Bill Passes
by Brooke Jarvis
In a controversial move, Republicans maneuvered the passage of Wisconsin's assault on collective bargaining after three weeks of protests. How'd they do it, and what happens next?