New Economy

Slavery Goes Public
by Christa Hillstrom
Are the products you buy tainted by slavery and child labor? A new California law can help you find out.
A Day in the Life of a BerkShare
by Bill McKibben
Want to encourage the local economy? Try printing your own regional money.
Foreclosuregate: Time to Break Up the Too-Big-to-Fail Banks?
by Ellen Brown
If risky behavior by big finance threatens economic stability, the financial reform bill allows regulators to break up big banks.
The Small Business Case for Ending Tax Cuts for the Wealthy
by Chuck Collins
Small business owners, often used as a prop by anti-tax lobbyists, say letting the Bush-era tax cuts expire is a good business decision.
Making Sense of the Foreclosure Mess
by Doug Pibel
Why are mortgage holders suspending foreclosures? And what will happen to homeowners?
The End of the Experiment
by Vicki Robin
So what did I learn from a month of hyperlocavore eating?
The Happy Planet Index
Video: Forget the GDP. There's a new way to measure the good things in life.
One Nation: Uniting for Jobs, Not War
by Phyllis Bennis
At the historic One Nation Working Together march, activists made the connection between unemployment and our outsize military budget.
Support Groups for Hard Times
by Chuck Collins
How can Transition Towns and Common Security Clubs help us navigate a changing economy and environment?
Reflections on the Transition
by Pamela O’Malley Chang
Self-sufficiency, I realize, is a misnomer. What I am aiming for is local sufficiency, together with my neighbors.
One Nation, Working Together
Video coverage of the OneNation march in Washington, D.C.
Get Free From Wall Street: An Interview With David Korten
by Doug Pibel
How to avoid money games and create real wealth.
People We Love :: Humberto Ríos Labrada
by Kelly Shea
Helping farmers restore biodiversity in Cuba
Appalachia Rising for a New Economy
by Brooke Jarvis
Appalachian residents are serious about putting a stop to mountaintop removal coal mining—and building a more sustainable economy to take its place.
Cooperation Law for a Sharing Economy
by Janelle Orsi
A new sharing economy is emerging—but how does it fit within our legal system?