New Economy

A Crumbling Cultural Story
by David Korten
Wall Street grows weaker as the myths underlying its power unravel.
An Appeal to U2: Who is More Rooted?
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
Anti-poverty crusaders like Bono call critical attention to what's wrong with the world. But what if we also showed who's doing it right?
School of Second Chances
by Carol Estes
Inmates who get an education are less likely to reoffend when they're released. So why are prison education programs getting cut?
Greece on the Verge: The People v. the Troika
by Kia Mistilis
The Greek parliament has passed a five-year austerity plan that will cut jobs, wages, and services. But Greek citizens are no longer "sleeping."
When the People Lead, the Leaders Follow
by David Korten
Deep change is possible, but only when a politically aware citizenry demands it.
How the Bailout Killed Local Lending—And How Some States Hope to Bring It Back
by Ellen Brown
With the big banks speculating instead of lending to small businesses, states are looking for new ways to keep credit flowing.
The American Dream vs. the Gospel of Wealth
by James Gustave Speth
Is America meant to be a land of opportunity or inequality? Civic virtue or consumerism? Gus Speth explores three deep contradictions in the American identity, asking: What's next for the American dream?
The Next American Revolution?
by David Korten
The current grassroots movement against corporate power can draw inspiration and lessons from the time our American forebears liberated themselves from a British king.
Recipes for Recovery
by James Tracy
Ex-cons show each other the way out at San Francisco's Delancey Street.
“America Has the Wealth to End the Despair”
by Sarah Anderson, Marlee Blasenheim
Nurses come face-to-face with the fallout of the financial crisis every day. Now they've joined the worldwide movement for a tax that would curb financial speculation—and help fill public needs.
Building a Resilient Congregation
by Sarah Byrnes
Religious congregations are embracing a new role: economic support groups.
How the Left and Right Can Unite
by David Korten
If we'd stop tearing each other apart, we might see an opportunity to win back our democracy from the rich and powerful.
Slower Living for a Rooted Future
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
Vermont is leading the way toward agricultural and economic change. What we can learn from the "Slow Living Summit" about building sustainable economies everywhere.
Life in a Local Living Economy
Video: How Bellingham, Washington keeps it local.
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.