New Economy

Learning to Live on Less
by Sarah Byrnes
Connie Allen started a support group for friends adjusting to smaller incomes.
10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2010
by Sarah van Gelder
There was plenty of disappointment and hardship this year. But the year also brought opportunities for transformation.
Yes, There is An Alternative
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
More and more people, communities, and nations are taking steps to reduce their vulnerability to a volatile global economy.
Portland, Maine: Swapping Ditch-Digging for Legal Services
Video: David Brancaccio spends some time at Hour Exchange Portland.
The Tiny House Movement
Video: David Brancaccio learns about extreme downsizing with residents of tiny houses.
Seeding Small Business: 5 Ideas from Detroit
by Stacy Mitchell
Detroit entrepreneurs are learning to rely on each other, finding the seeds of a new economy in resources discarded by corporate America.
Miami Rice: The Business of Disaster in Haiti
by Beverly Bell and Tory Field
Haitian farmers are resisting rice imports they say cripple their chances of real food security.
Ireland’s Lessons for the Real Economy
by Walden Bello
What the collapse of the “Irish miracle” can teach us about export-oriented growth and financial regulation.
Working in the Shadows
by Carlos Jimenez
A year undercover in the jobs most Americans won't do.
Don’t Compromise Social Security
by Doug Pibel
What the tax compromise could mean for the future of Social Security.
How To Transform Your Household
by Shannon Hayes
Radical homemaking tips for everyone.
Homemade Prosperity
by Shannon Hayes
Caught in the consumer trap? Radical Homemaker Shannon Hayes discovered that producing what she needs at home lets her live on a fraction of what she thought she needed.
Change Comes From You and Me
by Fran Korten
The truly good news is that, over the nearly 15 years since YES! was founded, the number of positive, community-based initiatives has exploded.
Bellingham, Washington: Good Jobs, Locally Grown
Video: How this close-knit community is keeping jobs close to home.
“Let Our Tax Cuts Go”
by Chuck Collins
Why some wealthy Americans aren’t happy to see their tax cuts continued.