As 9-to-5 Jobs Vanish, Look Who’s Reinventing the Working World
by Paul HamptonAug 25, 2016
- Overcoming isolation in the gig economy, workers like Amazon’s Mechanical Turks are building democratic, worker-led communities.
Maybe the Gig Economy Doesn’t Have to Mean Oppressed Workers
by David KortenAug 24, 2016
- Has gig work helped you build community or left you isolated and vulnerable?
Can Workers Get a Fair Deal in the Gig Economy?
by Steven HillAug 23, 2016
- The whole sector won’t enjoy broader success until its companies learn how to combine flexible work with better treatment.
As #BankBlack Moves Money, Black Credit Unions Are Ready
by Zenobia JeffriesAug 20, 2016
- While the number of Black-owned banks is down to only 22, there are 318 Black credit unions uniquely positioned to invest in their communities.
When You Don’t Have a Traditional Job, This Is How You Get Creative
by Martin do NascimentoAug 18, 2016
- Austin, Texas, leads the nation in people with jobs outside the 9-to-5 economy.
#IamtheGigEconomy: Love Being Your Own Boss or Desperate for a Traditional Job?
by YES! StaffAug 17, 2016
- Tell us about your gig life by using #IamtheGigEconomy.
The U.S. Just Surpassed the Number of Breweries We Had in 1873
by Liza Bayless, Kate StringerAug 16, 2016
- And 26 other facts you should probably know.
How to Break the Power of Money
by David KortenAug 10, 2016
- We can refuse to accept the pervasive, but false, claims that money is wealth and a growing GDP improves the lives of all.
Why Bicycle Justice Isn’t a White Guy in Spandex
by Elly BlueAug 10, 2016
- Well, it doesn’t have to be. People of color make up the fastest-growing demographic among cyclists, and everyone benefits.
Why Say No to the TPP? Corporations Already Have Too Much Power
by Sarah van GelderAug 03, 2016
- Our hope lies in shifting power to communities and regions that prioritize safety, clean air, children’s health, and locally rooted livelihoods.
Tired of Waiting for Corporate High-Speed Internet, Minnesota Farm Towns Build Their Own
by Ben DeJarnetteAug 03, 2016
- A unique community-owned broadband cooperative will free dozens of tiny towns and farms from reliance on slower corporate providers.
Thousands Moving Money to Black-Owned Banks
by Zenobia JeffriesAug 03, 2016
- The latest response to discrimination and police brutality is renewed calls to #BankBlack and bring economic empowerment to struggling communities.
Buy Low, Sell Never: Why Not Just Buy the Entire Coal Industry?
by Mark TrahantJul 23, 2016
- Coal left in the ground is an investment in the climate, as well as the future of families in rural communities and the tribes.
Florida Town Proposes a Ban on Super PACs—What Could Happen?
by Carolina CruzJul 21, 2016
- Not only would the ordinance get big money out of St. Petersburg elections, but it could lead to a legal clash ending super PACs across the country.
Can Industrial Hemp Save Kentucky’s Small Farms?
by Catherine V. MooreJul 20, 2016
- As tobacco declines, some hope that hemp can be a “gateway crop” to financial sustainability for the state’s small farms.