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NEW ECONOMY

A fair economy that works for people and the planet.

Five Green Economy Solutions Five Green Economy Solutions
by Alisa Gravitz
Bold solutions from the green economy are the antidote to the broken economy—and can repair the damage and create a world that works for all. Green America's recommendations to the Obama transition team.
The Speech President Obama Should Deliver… But Won't
by David Korten
David Korten's new book outlines an agenda to bring into being a new economy—locally based, community oriented, and devoted to creating a better life for all. In this excerpt Korten offers a version of the economic address to the nation he wishes Barack Obama were able to deliver.
The Obama Economic Stimulus — Will it Take Us Where We Need to Go?
by Sarah van Gelder
Sarah van Gelder writes to president-elect Obama, and ask whether his economic stimulus package will really take us where we need to go.
A Radical Plan for Funding a New Deal A Radical Plan for Funding a New Deal
by Ellen Brown
Ellen Brown examines the challenge ahead for the Obama administration: she explores the option of buyouts, not bailouts, and lists 3 Ways to Fund the “New” New Deal.
Beyond the Bailout: Agenda for a New     Economy Beyond the Bailout: Agenda for a New Economy
by David Korten
The financial crisis has put to rest the myths that our economic institutions are sound and markets work best when deregulated. Our economic institutions have failed, not only financially, but also socially and environmentally. This, combined with the election of a new president with a mandate for change, creates an opportune moment to rethink and redesign.
A Sensible Plan for Recovery A Sensible Plan for Recovery
by Institute for Policy Studies
The Institute for Policy Studies lays out a program to address the root causes of our financial collapse and restore trust and confidence in our economic system.
Stories from the Green Collar Economy Stories from the Green Collar Economy
Watch how the green collar economy is already changing lives.
From the Publisher :: Sustainability in a     Crisis From the Publisher :: Sustainability in a Crisis
When we make choices that rely less on fossil fuels, global finance, and long supply chains and more on conservation, savings, and local production, we become less vulnerable to crises and more resilient in recovering from them. What once looked to the larger society like “hippie” behavior from the far-out fringe, now simply looks smart.
In Review :: How to Rule the World In Review :: How to Rule the World
by Sarah van Gelder
In How to Rule the World: The Coming Battle Over the Global Economy, Mark Engler shows that both neoliberalism and neoconservatism are in disarray. This opens possibilities for new international relationships based on democratic values and aimed at increasing equity and sustainability.
In Review :: The Green New Deal In Review :: The Green New Deal
by Anna Fahey
Van Jones advocates a green stimulus package in his new book, The Green Collar Economy. He says we can solve two of America's biggest problems with this one solution.
Commentary :: Worker-Owned Café Offers Local     Food, Space to Talk Commentary :: Worker-Owned Café Offers Local Food, Space to Talk
by Robert Jensen, Carlos Pérez de Alejo
Robert Jensen, Carlos Pérez de Alejo describe the thinking behind “Piqueteros” (a name drawn from the movement of un- and under-employed workers in Argentina), one of the few worker-owned-and-operated cafés operating in the United States.
Signs of Life :: Community Banks Weathering the     Storm Signs of Life :: Community Banks Weathering the Storm
by Anne Moore Odell
Community banks provide safe haven in economic storm.
No Foreclosures Here No Foreclosures Here
by Holly Sklar
With the housing crisis nationwide driving struggling families from their homes, Boston’s creative Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative shows how communities can hold their ground.
Beyond the Bailout: Agenda for a New     Economy Beyond the Bailout: Agenda for a New Economy
by David Korten
The financial crisis has put to rest the myths that our economic institutions are sound and markets work best when deregulated, says David Korten. Our economic institutions have failed, not only financially, but also socially and environmentally. This, combined with the election of a new president with a mandate for change, creates an opportune moment to rethink and redesign.
Be Happy Anyway Be Happy Anyway
by Sarah van Gelder, Doug Pibel
If money equals happiness, a financial crisis means we’re all gloomy, right? Or could the crisis actually work for us?
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