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NEW ECONOMY

A fair economy that works for people and the planet.

In Brazil: Creating a New Reality
by Michelle Burkhart
A poor-people's movement settles thousands of aspiring farmers on unused land - and now they have some really big plans.
Students Break Out
by Becky Brun, Brian Edstrom
Alternative spring breaks: These young people experienced adventure, camaraderie, and the satisfaction of making a difference--plus a few surprises
U.S. to Become Net Food Importer
by Doug Pibel
Figures released at the end of 2004 by the Department of Agriculture showed that in 2005, for the first time in more than 50 years, the U.S. will have no trade surplus in food.
Book Review: No More Throw-away People by Edgar Cahn Book Review: No More Throw-away People by Edgar Cahn
by David Bollier
No More Throwaway People is a provocative analysis of the non-market economy and an inspiration for the social service community.
Film Review: The Take and Argentina: Hope in Hard Times
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
Lisa Gale Garrigues reviews two films about Argentina during the economic crisis of 2002. Both films offer lessons in what ordinary people can do.
The Work Ahead: Challenge Low-Wage Globalization
by David Foster
What is the work ahead? We need to have an economic message that challenges the destructive force of the global economy.
Pranksters Sink the WTO
by Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, Bob Spunkmeyer
Pranksters (YES Men) impersonate WTO spokesmen and declare the demise of the World Trade Organization.
A Life Lived Whole
by Parker Palmer
What happens when people refuse to live a lie?
Campaigning for Time
by John de Graaf
"Take Back Your Time" movement and a free-time agenda.
The End of Empire and the Step to Earth     Community The End of Empire and the Step to Earth Community
by David C. Korten
For this is the moment when we are being called by the deep forces of creation to awaken to a new consciousness of our own possibilities and to embrace the responsibilities to one another and to the planet that go with our collective presence on the living jewel of life called Earth.
A Good Time To Speak For Change A Good Time To Speak For Change
by David C.Korten
In these turbulent and frightening times it is important to remind ourselves that we are privileged to live at the most exciting moment in the whole of human history. For this is the moment when we are being called by the deep forces of creation to awaken to a new consciousness of our own possibilities and to embrace the responsibilities to one another and to the planet that go with our collective presence on the living jewel of life called Earth.
Cheese, Bread, and Thou Cheese, Bread, and Thou
by The Cheese Board Collective
A small cheese shop in Berkeley has become a community hub and a thriving model of worker ownership.
Little Cash, Lots of Riches
by David Reynolds
In the midst of an otherwise impoverished region, the people of Kerala, India, are flourishing. What’s their secret?
The Demand for the Common Good The Demand for the Common Good
by Jonathan Rowe
What happens when economic growth produces more “illth” than wealth? What happens when it gobbles up the foundation of the good life—the commons?
A Conspiracy of Hope
by Zahara Heckscher
Many thought the global movement against unfair trade started in Seattle 1999. But going back over 200 years, people have reached across borders to end the slave trade, shame a brutal colonial regime, and bring respite to laborers of the industrial revolution.
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