From the Publisher :: Sustainability in a Crisis
Oct 31, 2008
- 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
by Sarah van GelderOct 31, 2008
- 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
by Anna FaheyOct 31, 2008
- 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
by Robert Jensen, Carlos Pérez de AlejoOct 31, 2008
- 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
by Anne Moore OdellOct 31, 2008
- Community banks provide safe haven in economic storm.
No Foreclosures Here
by Holly SklarOct 31, 2008
- 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
by David KortenOct 31, 2008
- 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
by Sarah van Gelder, Doug PibelOct 31, 2008
- If money equals happiness, a financial crisis means we’re all gloomy, right? Or could the crisis actually work for us?
They Stood Up to the Banks
by Sarah van GelderSep 30, 2008
- Like other moments in U.S. history when the robber barons or the big banks went too far, the American people reined them in this week, refusing to hand over billions of dollars that would put themselves and their children and grandchildren into debt to pay off the collapsing fortunes of some over-sized and under-regulated banks.
Finance to Serve the Economy
by Leslie ChristianSep 26, 2008
- How urgent is the financial situation? A Wall Street veteran says problems in finance don't mean the end of the economy.
Main Street Before Wall Street
by David KortenSep 24, 2008
- Whose Bailout? Main Street is the world of local businesses and working people engaged in producing and exchanging real goods and services—a world of real wealth. Wall Street as it now exists is a world of pure money in which the sole game is to use money to make money for people who have money
Excerpt :: The Green Collar Economy
by Van JonesSep 22, 2008
- Excerpt from book by Van Jones, The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems
WTO Photo Quiz
by Kevin SharpJul 30, 2008
- Photographer Kevin Sharp paired his photos of the 1999 event with stills from the new film. You might be surprised by what's real and what's not
Community Land Trust Keeps Prices Affordable—For Now And Forever
by Daniel FiresideJul 29, 2008
- Community Housing Trusts buy land and houses, not for profit, but to keep them affordable for low- and middle-income residents. Daniel Fireside looks at the success of Vermont's 25-year-old Champlain Housing Trust, which provides homes for 2,100 households.
Create Your Own Workplace
by Layla AslaniJul 29, 2008
- Cooperative businesses allow employee-owners to receive all the benefits of their work—and their jobs can't get out-sourced or downsized. Layla Aslani shows how low-income women are starting cooperative businesses, becoming their own bosses, and creating lasting prosperity for themselves and their families.