New Economy

7 Smart Solutions for DIY Jobs
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Declaration of the Occupation of New York City
In their own words, why protesters are occupying Wall Street.
David Korten: Why I'm in Solidarity with #OccupyWallStreet
by David Korten
By the calendar it’s autumn, but for many it is the beginning of the American Spring.
Can the #Occupy Movement Be a Turning Point?
by Doyle Canning
As the Wall Street occupation continues, Boston residents are sitting in to save their homes—and providing a lesson in how to sustain the powerful spark of the #Occupy movement.
Five Ways #OccupyWallStreet Has Succeeded
by Mark Engler
They were predicted to be a flash in the pan. So why are the anti-Wall Street occupations growing?
Less is More: 5 Steps to Redefine Making a Living
Poster: Life out of balance? Ask yourself this ...
The No-Evictions Sheriff
by Sarah van Gelder
Cheri Honkala promises to be a sheriff who will stand up for families, not banks.
Local Jobs Through Local Banking
Not just the recession: What our banking system has to do with our unemployment crisis, and what we can do about it.
“This is Just Practice”—The Story of the Wall Street Occupation
by Nathan Schneider
There’s a lot of misinformation about the occupation of Wall Street. What’s it really about?
It's Our Wall Street: Inside an American Occupation
Photo essay: Inspired by the public protests of Egypt, Tunisia, and Spain, American demonstrators are nearly a week into their "occupation" of Wall Street.
How State Banks Bring the Money Home
by Stacy Mitchell
Big banks freeze out small business, but North Dakota’s state bank supports local jobs. The idea is catching on.
Need a Job? Create Your Own
Meet five entrepreneurs who said no to corporate jobs.
Creating Jobs in the New Normal
YES! Executive Editor Sarah van Gelder on Free Speech TV: How local economies can help fight unemployment.
Banking for California’s Future
by Ellen Brown
Wall Street’s not cutting it: California’s legislature voted to do a feasibility study on establishing a state-owned bank.
The Return of “Made in the U.S.A.”
by Jessica Reeder
In a time of layoffs and outsourcing, something surprising is happening in San Francisco and New York: manufacturing jobs are on the rise.