New Economy

Time to Tax Financial Speculation
by Sarah Anderson
Activists, celebrities, and business leaders are uniting behind a proposal that would discourage speculative gambling.
The Work that Reconnects The Work that Reconnects
by Pamela O'Malley Chang
As residents plan Transition Albany, they're turning to Joanna Macy for guidance in building resilient communities.
How Do I Invite You to Grow Food?
Janaia Donaldson of Peak Moment Television interviews Jenny Pell of Permaculture Now!
The New Economy Challenge: Implications for Higher Education
by David Korten
If we are to build a sustainable economy and an Earth community, our educational goals and structures will have to change. David Korten asks what it will take to retool and reskill our society.
A Green and Fair Recovery
by Yvonne Liu
If equity factors prominently into the equation, an expanded green economy has tremendous potential to positively transform our communities, sustain the environment, and lift the quality of all our lives. But this won’t happen by chance.
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.