New Economy

Planting Seeds of Hope: How Sustainable Activism Transformed Detroit
by Grace Lee Boggs, Scott Kurashige
After the death throes of urban decay, what the Motor City can teach us about vision, community, and the power of movements.
Two Points for the Tea Party. Now What?
by David Korten
We can all agree that we've got deficit and spending problems. But where do we go from here?
Signs of Life: Summer 2011
Small stories about big change.
Farming Careers for Young Veterans
by Robert Mellinger
Soldiers returning to a bleak job market grow a new set of skills.
Mapping Uncharted Economic Waters
by David Korten
We're trying to fix a failed economic system with the same thinking that caused the failure. We can make different choices and we must prepare ourselves to do so.
No More Budget Cuts Without Tax Fairness
by Chuck Collins
10 years on, the Bush tax cuts are a disaster—and we're contemplating more tax breaks for the wealthy. How can we stop the madness?
Ban the Box for a Fair Chance
by Aaron Tanaka
Breaking through "tough on crime" policies to give all Americans a chance at employment.
Chocolate Country
Video: A happy tale of the success of a cacao cooperative in the Dominican Republic.
The Great Stock Scam
by David Korten
Stock sales are supposed to finance new or expanded productive activity. The numbers tell a different story.
Instead of Prison
by Sarah van Gelder
2.3 million people behind bars. How to stop wasting lives and money.
Drug Warrior No More
by Norm Stamper
Seattle's ex-police chief now fights to end the war on drugs.
A Fair Tax on Millionaires
by Mark Engler
In a time of budget crises, debunking the arguments against taxing the very, very rich.
But What About My 401(k)?
by David Korten
Credit cards, mortgages, insurance, retirement: We can meet our basic financial needs (and find real security) without Wall Street.
The Old Economy’s Not Coming Back. So What’s Next?
by Gar Alperovitz
We can't go back, and we really don't want to. We're witnessing the birth of something better: a new economy where livelihoods that are just, sustainable, and meaningful will be available to all.
7 Ways to Stop Wall Street’s Con Game
by David Korten
Whether it’s done by Wall Street or the mafia, theft is theft