New Economy

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.
Local Economies Close the Distance Between Us
by Stacy Mitchell
But our city planning policies are rigged against them. How can we support neighborhood businesses that slow the pace of life and encourage people to get to know each other?
5 Ways to Stand Up for Fairer Taxes
by Chuck Collins
How can we protect public services while stopping the "Great Tax Shift" from corporations and the wealthy to the middle class and small businesses?
Breaking the Curse of Bigness
by Stacy Mitchell
Resilience depends on diversity, but banks and businesses just keep getting bigger. How can we break the cycle?
Move Your Money and Save
by Stacy Mitchell
Big banks don't just undermine local economies—they're bad for your wallet, too.
Maryland Launches Genuine Progress Indicator
by Scott Gast
By changing what they measure, Marylanders can see for themselves whether chasing the benefits of continued economic growth is worth the costs.
Help for Haiti: Time for New Ideas
by Nikhil Aziz
International aid has increased Haiti's food dependency and undermined its democracy. How can the world help Haiti recover without repeating past mistakes?
Economic Recovery, Hawaiian Style
by Lurline Wailana McGregor
What indigenous economies can teach us about abundance.
Solidarity as Economic System
by Beverly Bell
In Haiti, sharing communities are proving more shock-proof in the wake of disaster than market-based economies.
Banking on Change
With a briefcase and a motorcycle, a banker in India gets poor communities on their feet—and, in the process, blurs the lines between finance and community organizing.
The Growing Movement for Publicly Owned Banks
by Ellen Brown
The momentum toward creating state-owned banks is increasing as more states look for ways to bypass Wall Street, balance their budgets, and get local economies moving.
Church in Our Times: Spirit and Security in the Face of Crisis
by Andrée Zaleska
Churches are rediscovering their role as community centers, helping to relocalize and revitalize struggling communities.
Iceland Busts the Banksters
by John Nichols
In a symbolic decision, democracy trumps capital as Icelanders say "no" to big bank bailouts.
Green-collar Jobs in Newark, New Jersey
A weatherization program in Newark, New Jersey, is creating jobs and helping low-income residents save money.