New Economy

Best Job in the Neighborhood—And They Own It
by Susan Arterian Chang
How worker co-ops are expanding despite the rust-belt economy.
Ten Ways the Occupy Movement Changes Everything
by Sarah van Gelder, David Korten, Steve Piersanti
Many question whether this movement can really make a difference. The truth is that it is already changing everything. Here’s how.
We Are the 1% ... And We Stand With the 99%
by Jesse Estrin
Not everyone at the top of the economic system thinks it's a fair one. Why Jesse Estrin—and many others—decided to stand with the rest of us.
The Story of Broke
Is it true that the U.S. can no longer afford to take care of its residents the way it once did? Annie Leonard takes on the "we're broke" myth in this 8-minute video.
The Great Money Migration
by Mark Engler
Just how effective was Bank Transfer Day?
Occupy the Banks: Strategies for Transformation
by Gar Alperovitz
Beyond revolution and reform: Gar Alperovitz on how we can fundamentally transform our financial system.
Graduates Get a Crash Course in Sharing
by Malcolm Harris
How new graduates are improvising when expected careers aren’t panning out.
Elders a (Labor) Force for Social Change
by Marc Freedman
Boomers discover ways to apply their skills and life experience to purposeful second careers.
Bank Transfer Day: A Guide to Closing Your Account
To protest the behavior of big banks, thousands pledged to switch to small credit unions on November 5. It’s not too late to join them by following these steps.
Occupy Wall Street
by Jing Fong
Resources from YES! Magazine and NY Times Learning Network will familiarize your students with Occupy Wall Street.
YES! Recommends: The Legacy Project
by Jing Fong
At a time of economic uncertainty—when your students are wondering about their future—the Legacy Project might serve as a compass to help them create their lives, connect to others, and change their world.
Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address
There’s nothing like a college drop-out telling tales of getting fired and being diagnosed for cancer to fire up your students—and you—to pursue their passions. Especially when the speaker is the late Steve Jobs.
A Jubilee for Student Debt?
by Ellen Brown
Some—including Wall Street protesters—say relieving students of nearly a trillion dollars in loans will help the rest of us, too. Ellen Brown asks, could it really work?
Why the Occupy Movement Stands Apart
Now’s the time for the 99%: Sarah van Gelder talks to PBS’ NewsHour about the power of the growing movement.
The Tricks of the Trade Deals
by Kristen Beifus, Christa Hillstrom
Three new agreements are predicted to kill jobs and solidify corporate power. It's our turn to have a say in how we trade.