New Economy

An Oasis in a Food Desert
Video: In West Oakland, a community cooperative is providing an alternative to fast food and packaged snacks.
Mahlon Mitchell: The Middle Class Needs to Stick Together
by Robby Mellinger
Firefighters weren't directly included in the anti-union bill that sparked the protests in Madison. Lieutenant Mahlon Mitchell on why they're taking to the streets, anyway.
Benefit Corps, a New Kind of Company
by Walaika Haskins
Corporations committed to both profits and people could change the mindset of the business world.
Fair-Labor Logos Find Factory Home
by Rachel Taber
A new wave of campus clothing that's made with a livable wage.
Signs of Life: Spring 2011
Small stories about big change.
Domestic Workers Win Bill of Rights
by Caitlin Battersby
A long-excluded workforce finally gets the protections it deserves.
On the Origin of Corporations
by David Korten
How today's Wall Street profiteers follow in the footsteps of the buccaneers and privateers of yesteryear.
How Wisconsin Could Turn Austerity into Prosperity: Own a Bank
by Ellen Brown
An answer to state budget woes that doesn't need to involve sacrificing workers' rights.
Why Every American Should Care About Wisconsin
by Amy B. Dean
The debate in Wisconsin doesn't just apply to union members and public workers—it applies to every American who cares about our fundamental rights as citizens.
US Uncut: Standing Up to Corporate Tax Dodgers
Photo essay: "Austerity for us, prosperity for them"—and more signs from US Uncut's 50-city protests of corporate tax avoidance.
7 Steps for Action Toward a New Economy
by David Korten
Rather than turning again to increased global competition to mend our failing economy, we must instead steer our focus toward cooperation and equality.
Police Defy Order to Clear Protesters from Wisconsin Capitol
by Lindsay Beyerstein
The latest from the ongoing protests in the Badger State.
War Against the Middle Class
by David Korten
How Wall Street undermined an American ideal and won the class war.
Book Review: Food Justice
by Laura Kaliebe
What's wrong with our food system—and how can we fix it?
Rooted Agriculture: 5 Ways Governments Can Help
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
As food prices rise, how can governments support small-scale, sustainable farmers?