New Economy

Reining in Wall Street: Round 1
by Sarah Anderson
Congress is about to pass the first financial reform bill after the meltdown, which includes small positive steps. But there are two key pieces of unfinished business.
The Work Ahead
by Shannon Hayes
Growing renewed relationships with our food, homes, and communities requires getting our hands dirty.
Marching on K Street to Transform Wall Street
by John Cavanagh
To curb Wall Street's power, we need to get our own government back on our side.
More States May Create Public Banks
by Ellen Brown
Several states are studying the prospects of a state-owned bank or are considering legislation to make one possible.
Debt vs. Localization: Climate Justice in the New Economy
by David Korten
David Korten: Where does the concept of “climate debt” fit into a New Economy framework?
Replacing Coal with Green Jobs in Navajo Nation
by Yvonne Liu
Shutting down coal mines was a first step. Now Navajo activists are working for a new, green-jobs economy. 
Jobs, Not Handouts
by David Korten
David Korten: Wall Street's plunge shows what's wrong with phantom wealth. Why support that system when we could be creating jobs in the real economy?
Neighbors for a New Economy
by Chuck Collins
In Greenfield, Mass., a group of neighbors have formed a support group to face their changing world.
David Korten on His Work and Mission
by David Korten
YES! Magazine board chair David Korten speaks about his life’s work, and what drew him to become involved with YES! Magazine.
A New Deal for Local Economies
by Stacy Mitchell
More local, durable economies are already taking root. We can help them along by changing the way we regulate businesses, plan cities, and finance the communities we want.
Fix the Economy, Not Wall Street
by David Korten
Would-be Wall Street regulators aren't asking the right question: How do we create a financial services sector that directs money where it is actually needed?
Welcome to Eaarth
by Scott Gast
Bill McKibben’s latest book explores what it’ll take to live on a planet less sweet than it used to be. During a recent stop in Seattle, he described the smaller, slower, and wiser future that may be our best bet.
Making Money Work: How Can We Reconnect Capital with Community?
by Stacy Mitchell
Our investments tend to fund consolidation and speculation. But new models are emerging that allow us to finance the economy we really want.
The State of the Earth, 2010
by Rebecca Solnit
We're in a very bad way. But we also know the solution would make most of us richer—even if not in the ways we are presently accustomed to counting as wealth.
Up By Our Bootstraps?
by Andrée Zaleska
Sharing our stories of tough times can help us discover that we're not facing them alone—and that we can support each other in building a society that works for everyone.