New Economy

Sticking Together in Tough Times
by Chuck Collins
With more workers facing long-term joblessness, the unemployed are working together for change.
The Work-Sharing Boom: Exit Ramp to a New Economy?
by Juliet Schor
To cope with the recession, some companies are cutting hours instead of employees. Will the trend have long-term effects?
10 Common Sense Principles for a New Economy
by David Korten
It’s time we the people declare our independence from the money-favoring Wall Street economy.
A Tale of Two Economies
by David Korten
David Korten wants your help planning the narration for a new video about our economic choices: Wall Street's phantom wealth vs. the real wealth of a Main Street economy.
A Different Kind of Ownership Society
by Marjorie Kelly, Shanna Ratner
Innovative strategies for cooperative local ownership make it possible for prosperity to be shared as well as sustainable.
Main Street Businesses Take on Corporate Tax Havens
by Chuck Collins
Small businesses have decided they’re done picking up the slack when Wall Street dodges taxes.
The Right to Housing in Haiti
by Colette Lespinasse with Beverly Bell
With housing still inadequate more than 6 months after the earthquake, Haiti is witnessing the seeds of a people's movement to demand the human right to housing.
When Couches Become Communities
by David Bollier
Venturesome travelers are using the web—and the couches of strangers—to create an international gift economy of hospitality.
David Korten: Agenda For a New Economy, Revised and Expanded
Video: YES! Magazine co-founder and board chair, David Korten, gives a preview of the second edition of Agenda for a New Economy.
Van Jones: Love Harder
by Van Jones
Van Jones on how to put Americans back to work and pull America back together.
Greek Mythology: The Real Story of the European Debt Crisis
by Walden Bello
If ever there was a crisis created by global finance, Greece is suffering from it right now.
How to Share a Waffle
by Abby Quillen
Bartering for your breakfast: One step closer to a local economy?
Taking Financial Reform into Our Own Hands
by Stacy Mitchell
Why we can't let this financial reform bill be our only response to the economic crisis.
Pentagon Spending on the Chopping Block
by Christopher Hellman
For the first time in years, there’s serious discussion about the size of our military budget.
The Case for a New WPA
by Kate McCormack
Is it time to bring back this Depression-era program?