Putting the Science of Happiness Into Practice
by John de GraafDec 06, 2009
- Countries around the world are beginning to apply the science of well-being to the decisions they make. News from the 5th International Conference on Gross National Happiness.
4 Quick Ways to Boost Employment
by Dean BakerDec 04, 2009
- Rights for renters, flexible work schedules, and other ways to create jobs.
Climate and Capitalism in Copenhagen
by Walden BelloDec 02, 2009
- The climate problem cannot be addressed without addressing capitalism's incessant drive, motivated by the search for profit, to transform living nature into dead commodities.
Looking Backward: Economics and the Cult of Yesterday
by Jonathan RoweDec 01, 2009
- GDP and productivity don't measure what's really going on in the economy—or in people's lives. Jonathan Rowe on measuring what matters.
How to Break the Climate Stalemate Between the Global South and the North
by Gopal Dayaneni, Mateo NubeDec 01, 2009
- Rich and poor countries are in this together. If either fails to step up, the planet is in trouble. A climate deal must take into account the Global North’s responsibility for nearly 70 percent of greenhouse pollution and the Global South’s need to move out of poverty. The North must cut back sharply on emissions while the South leapfrogs over the industrial age to clean-energy prosperity.
Climate Hero Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins
by Kate SheppardDec 01, 2009
- Green For All organizes minority and low-income communities to press for green jobs and mobilizes their grassroots power into a national force for an inclusive, clean-energy economy.
The "Battle in Seattle" at 10
by Mark EnglerNov 30, 2009
- WTO+10: Did the 1999 protests against the World Trade Organization actually make a difference?
Growing Local: Interview with BALLE's Michelle Long
by Brooke JarvisNov 29, 2009
- By working with local businesses, Michelle Long helped make Bellingham, Washington a national leader in urban sustainability. As executive director of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, she's taking her vision to cities around North America.
The WTO and the Myth of Activist Violence
by Rebecca SolnitNov 25, 2009
- The people who have made our world through direct action have been treated as dangerous, even if they are revered when their radical acts are at a safe distance.
Waking Up to the Dangers of "Free Trade"
by Fran KortenNov 25, 2009
- WTO+10: When Fran Korten first started warning people about NAFTA, many had never heard of it. But the 1999 protests in Seattle showed that Americans were learning what many in the developing world had known for years: free trade agreements are not just esoteric rules about what goods can cross borders. They are about who rules—corporations or people.
The Meaning of Seattle: Truth Only Becomes True Through Action
by Walden BelloNov 25, 2009
- WTO+10: Before 1999, the momentum of globalization seemed to sweep everything in front of it, including the truth. But in Seattle, ordinary women and men made truth real with collective action.
Last Mountain Standing: Coal River Valley Residents Fight for Wind Farm
by Jed GrubbsNov 24, 2009
- The last intact mountain in West Virginia's Coal River Valley is slated for mountaintop removal coal mining. Local residents have other ideas.
Slow Money: Bringing Money Down to Earth
by Brooke JarvisNov 16, 2009
- Is there such a thing as money that's too fast? Slow Money founder Woody Tasch says yes, and he's trying to slow money down by connecting investors to their local economies.
Poverty, Global Trade Justice, and the Roots of Terrorism
by John PerkinsNov 13, 2009
- To combat terrorism, we should address the root causes of poverty, says former "economic hit man" John Perkins.
Nov 11, 2009
- NextStep Recycling saves computers from landfills--providing employment, education outreach and technology access to low-income residents in the process.