New Economy

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?
Invest in the Sock Exchange—and Other Ways to Join the Sharing Revolution
by Jeremy Adam Smith
When we share as much stuff as possible, we walk more lightly on the earth and often improve our quality of life.
Crash Course In Resilience
by Sarah van Gelder
We can strengthen our communities and ourselves to prepare for the uncertain world of failing economies, climate change, and oil depletion.
Seeds of Resilience
by Sarah van Gelder
Climate change, peak oil, and a stalled economy: The Fall 2010 issue of YES! Magazine shows how people step up in uncertain times to create a resilient way of life.
DIY Education: How to Start a Freeskool
by Lily Gershon
Who defines what schools are or what they teach? Why not you?
Pioneers of the New Normal
by Sarah van Gelder
We’re facing a very different world than the one we knew. Here’s what people are doing to prepare …
Raise My Taxes, Please
by Naomi Sobel
Why one wealthy American wants the Bush tax cuts to expire and the estate tax to be reinstated.