New Economy

Want Jobs? Rebuild the Dream
by Sarah van Gelder
Interview: Van Jones is leading a national mobilization to rebuild the middle class—through decent work, fair taxes, and opportunities for all.
How To Build a People’s Movement
by Seth Borgos
Now’s the time to challenge economic orthodoxy—but only a massive social movement can turn things around.
How You Can Get Started Building a New Economy
by David Korten
No one of us can do it alone. If, however, we each contribute according to our distinctive gifts and circumstances, together we can turn the human course.
The Down and Dirty Movement to Reinvent Farming
The Greenhorns documentary follows young farmers who are digging their way to an agricultural revolution.
What We Could Lose Unless We Change: Remembering Ray Anderson
by Paul Hawken
"Reimagining the world was a responsibility for Ray, a gift to a future that is begging for selflessness and vision." Paul Hawken honors the life of a green business pioneer.
Cotton With Conscience
by Lily Hicks, Krista Vogel
How to wear cotton without wearing out the planet.
Building a Resilient Economy
by Matt Stoller
Today’s economy relies on a globalized supply chain—where a single broken link can lead to widespread financial catastrophe. It doesn’t have to be that way.
Saying Goodbye to the Post Office
by Shannon Hayes
Thousands of small-town post offices are on notice for closure. Radical homemaker Shannon Hayes on what that will mean for the communities who love them.
Are You a Culture Worker?
by David Korten
From religion to the arts, we have more influence on culture than we think. We can use that power to expand or to limit our possibilities as a species.
Debt Crisis? Try Growth Crisis
by Richard Heinberg
Video: Richard Heinberg explains why the debt crisis is really a growth crisis... and why that might not be such a bad thing.
The Bookstore After Borders: Protecting Creativity from Consolidation
by Stacy Mitchell
From books to music, why retail consolidation is bad news for creativity—and what can be done about it.
Making Change Happen: A Three-Fold Strategy
by David Korten
To turn the human course, change the framing story, create a new reality, and change the rules.
Reinventing Cleveland
One of the poorest cities in the nation is reinvesting in itself with a model for a localized economy.
Philadelphians Paint the Town
How art healed and united troubled communities in the City of Brotherly Love.
People We Love: Mahlon Mitchell
by Robert Mellinger
A Wisconsin firefighter protests for collective bargaining.