New Economy

Church in Our Times: Spirit and Security in the Face of Crisis
by Andrée Zaleska
Churches are rediscovering their role as community centers, helping to relocalize and revitalize struggling communities.
Iceland Busts the Banksters
by John Nichols
In a symbolic decision, democracy trumps capital as Icelanders say "no" to big bank bailouts.
Green-collar Jobs in Newark, New Jersey
A weatherization program in Newark, New Jersey, is creating jobs and helping low-income residents save money.
Financial Transactions Tax: A Little Tax on the Big Casino
by Tanya Dawkins
The Center for Economic and Policy Research estimates that an FTT of only one-half of one percent would generate at least $60 billion to $100 billion dollars in the United States alone.
Living in Borrowed Times
by Chuck Collins
In common security clubs around the country, participants wrestle with the questions: What does it mean to live in these “borrowed times?” How do we prepare ourselves and our communities for the economic transitions ahead?
Why Everyone Suffers in Unequal Societies
by Brooke Jarvis
An interview with epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson, whose research shows that what the healthiest and happiest societies have in common is not that they have more, but that what they have is more equitably shared.
A Future for Agriculture, A Future for Haiti
by Beverly Bell
Haiti's way forward is tied to food sovereignty and a renewed focus on local agriculture.
United by Hard Times: Workers Organize Across Race Lines
by Carlos Jimenez
A tough economy makes cross-race organizing more important than ever.
Colors in New York: A Restaurant Cooperative
by Berit Anderson
Mamdouh founded the worker-owned Colors as a tribute to those who’d lost their lives in the World Trade Center.
Can Money Buy Education?
by Shannon Hayes
Radical homemaker Shannon Hayes taught her daughter that their family doesn't buy things they can make or grow at home. She then had to wonder: Does that include higher education?
Economics & Solidarity in the 21st Century Economics & Solidarity in the 21st Century
by Grace Lee Boggs
A broken Haiti highlights the need for locally-rooted and resilient economies everywhere.
"Pro-poor" Relief for Haiti
by Kim Eckart
In the aftermath of the Jan. 12 earthquake that is believed to have killed more than 150,000 people, a call is growing for more long-term, sustainable solutions, such as debt relief.
Protecting Workers, Not Corporations
by Mark Engler
Amid the disappointments of Obama's first year in office is one bright spot: a Department of Labor that stands up for workers' rights.
Beyond Tea Party Politics
by Altaf Rahamatulla
Oregon residents voted to increase taxes on corporations and the wealthy to help fund programs that assist low and middle-income families.
Whose Bank? Public Investment, Not Private Debt
by Ellen Brown
The public bank concept is gaining ground on the state level, attracting proponents across the political spectrum.