New Economy

Taxing Wealth for the Common Good
by Chuck Collins
Why some high-income Americans are asking to pay more taxes.
Navajo Nation Council Votes For Green Jobs
The first green jobs bill from America's First Nations promises much needed, culturally appropriate jobs.
How California Could Turn its IOUs Into Dollars
by Ellen Brown
If California were to deposit its money in its own state-owned bank, it could have enough credit to solve its budget crisis with funds to spare.
Mali's Gift Economy
by Beverly Bell
In Mali, one of the most cash poor nations in the world, "dama" or the gift economy is thriving.
Protecting What We Love: Judy Wicks
Interview with local living economies advocate Judy Wicks.
Seattle + 10
by David Korten
Time to declare our independence from Wall Street
New Economy, New Ways to Do Finance
As mega-finance crumbles, many farsighted individuals are putting their money in enterprises and financial institutions that benefit working Americans and the places they live.
9 Mythbusters:
Age-Old Wisdom for the New Economy
by Sarah van Gelder, Rebecca Adamson
Indigenous peoples have learned a few things about making it through hard times. Rebecca Adamson discusses what traditional economies did to foster abundance, sharing, and harmony with Mother Earth.
How Banks Make Money
by Doug Pibel
Infographic: How to create money out of thin air.
Money from Nothing
by James Robertson
Supplying money should be a public service, not a cash cow for banks.
Thrift and Shift: 2 Ways to Prioritize the Economy
by Alisa Gravitz
A different recipe is needed-with fresh priorities: let’s make things that last, and shift to a new green engine, that provides well-being for all.
The New Economy Starts Now
by Sarah van Gelder
The new economy is about increasing quality of life, improving health, and restoring the environment.
3 Ways to Invest in Your Community
by Jeff Golden
Jeff Golden suggests ways you can revive the old classic: community investment.
Connect and Engage: Teaching about Today's Economy
by Jing Fong
Here are lessons plans and curriculum to help your students better understand the cause and effects of the current housing upheaval, the concepts of work (what kind of work is paid?) and workplace, and definitions of wealth.