New Economy

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.
Resilient Ideas: Processing Food Where the Food Is
by Ari LeVaux
Helping farmers process their produce builds local food security.
Students Score Victory for Honduran Workers
by Valerie Schloredt
How the "Just Pay It!" campaign on college campuses leveraged $1.5 million for Nike garment workers.
Resilient Ideas: Reclaim, Repair, Rebuild
by Susan DeFreitas
How the rebuilding boom improves communities, benefits the environment, and even creates jobs.
Resilient Ideas: Return of the Mercantile
by Tiffany Ran
How a small town in Wyoming replaced a dying downtown with a community-owned shopping hub.
Resilient Ideas: Making Fruit Public
by Susan DeFreitas
Art-infused activism to bring city fruit to the public.
10 Ways to Solve the Jobs Problem
by Fran Korten
Imagine a no-holds-barred “summit” that comes up with ideas to solve both our job and environmental problems. What might it come up with?
Can We Cut CEO Pay Down to Size?
by Sam Pizzigati
Corporate executives are rewarded for cutting jobs and acting irresponsibly, according to a new study. How can we curb excessive pay and hold CEOs accountable?
What is Real Wealth?
by John Robbins
In an essay adapted from his new book, The New Good Life, John Robbins points out that we've been measuring happiness in all the wrong ways. How can we find true quality of life?
Bankers, Bookies, and Gamblers
by David Korten
What is the proper role and social function of a bank? The answer starts with getting the question right.
Home-Grown Businesses: The Role of Grassroots Financing
by Stacy Mitchell
How businesses are turning to their neighbors for funding.
6 Ways to Start Sharing
by Stephanie Smith
What do you do when you want to start sharing resources, but your community’s not into it?
Homeowners’ Rebellion: Could 62 Million Homes Be Foreclosure-Proof?
by Ellen Brown
The financial juggling that helped cause the 2008 crisis may be coming back to haunt banks—and help homeowners.
Fallen Fruit
Video: Sharing knowledge with the community, Fallen Fruit provides maps for locals to make use of public fruit trees.