New Economy

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.
Dave Moore: Fighter for Civil Rights and Working People
Video: A tribute to Dave Moore, an icon of the civil rights and labor movements, who passed away in the fall of 2009 at the age of 97.
Cancel Haiti's Debt
by Sarah van Gelder
There's a growing movement to cancel Haiti's foreign debt as a way to return to the Haitian people the authority to rebuild their lives and their country.
Between Overworked and Out of Work
by Dean Baker
Giving employers incentives to offer paid time off would boost employment, stimulate the economy, and help the U.S. move toward a healthier life-work balance.
Move Your Money
Move Your Money is a growing national movement to switch money out of big, national banks and into local, community banks. A video paralleling "It's a Wonderful Life" promotes the campaign.
Smarter School Lunches
by Ellen Mahoney
Healthy, local food for all kids? "Renegade Lunch Lady" Ann Cooper is starting a revolution in school cafeterias.
Big News for Small Forests
by Ian Hanna
Sustainable, small-scale working forests are feeling the economic pinch. But nonprofit groups are helping family- and community-owned woodlands thrive by connecting them with carbon markets.
12 Innovations From the '00s That Could Save Us
by Sarah van Gelder
With climate disruption, war, and a faltering economy, the '00s were tough. Still, seeds were sewn for a more green and egalitarian 2010s. And peoples movements offer the power to make real change happen.
Growing Home—Urban Agriculture in Chicago
Orrin Williams of Growing Home explains urban agriculture's crucial role in rebuilding our cities and communities—from increasing job security and food access to decreasing the environmental impact of farming.
Crossroads in Copenhagen Crossroads in Copenhagen
by Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins discusses the conflicting emotions that Copenhagen causes.
Debt Relief: The Results Are In
by Hayley Hathaway
Debt relief has allowed poor nations to pay for schools and health care instead of loan interest. A new bill in the U.S. Congress would offer relief to more countries and make lending more responsible.
Was Lehman So Long Ago?
by Robert Weissman
While the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act makes some positive strides, what's really needed is a popular uprising for stronger regulation.
Bolivia's Economic Success
by Sara Kozameh
By regaining public ownership of natural resources and focusing on social programs, the Morales administration has achieved record growth despite the recession.
Why is Costa Rica Smiling?
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
How a focus on peace is helping this Central American country top the Happy Planet Index.