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Co-Op Academy Teaches Workers to Build Green and Cooperative Businesses
posted Aug 14, 2013
- GRITtv's Laura Flanders speaks with the founder of the program and takes you inside one of its classes.
No Time for Volunteering? 4 Policies that Can Help
by Jay Walljasperposted Aug 09, 2013
- To truly encourage widespread volunteerism, we’d need to make sure that everyone (not just the well-to-do) have the time to do it.
Striking Fast Food Workers: “We Can’t Survive on $7.25”
by Lauren Feeneyposted Aug 02, 2013
- A movement to improve pay and work conditions in America’s fast food restaurants appears to be gathering steam.
Infographic: Your Stuff’s Not As Cheap As You Think It Is
by Doug Pibel, Katrina Rabelerposted Aug 01, 2013
- What do we really trade for all of the cheap stuff we buy?
What the US Can Learn From Africa’s Booming Economy
by Imara Jonesposted Jul 24, 2013
- Seven out of the ten fastest-growing economies are in Africa. Behind that is a surge in healthy young people and an emphasis on local markets.
It’s a “Story Problem”: What’s Behind Our Messed-Up Economy
by David Kortenposted Jul 18, 2013
- The peoples of earlier times prospered from the guidance of simple stories that offered answers to their deepest questions. We need those now more than ever.
Like Shopping at Local Businesses? Now You Can Invest in Them, Too
by David Rutherfordposted Jul 17, 2013
- A newly formed company based in Seattle makes it easy to put your money to work in the local economy.
Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young: A New Economy for Present Times
posted Jul 05, 2013
- Laura Flanders interviews the directors of Shift Change, a film about the cooperative business movement.
What We Can Learn from America’s First Tea Party About Countering Corporate Power
by Thom Hartmannposted Jul 04, 2013
- Before there was Citizens United, a modern Tea Party movement, or national momentum to ban corporate personhood, this 2003 article from the YES! archives showed that resistance to corporate power is just as patriotic as Boston’s original Tea Party.
A Caring Economy Requires Building Bridges—Not Burning Them
by Sally Kohnposted Jun 28, 2013
- Traditional organizing makes opponents into “enemies,” but a new crop of activists is using love and empathy to create new alliances and possibilities.
Should There Be a Maximum Wage?
by Mark Englerposted Jun 27, 2013
- Countries like Egypt and Switzerland have placed regulations on how much executives can earn. Here’s why the U.S. should consider doing the same.
Better than Cyber Utopia: How the Internet Helped Us Create the Sharing Economy
by Neal Gorenfloposted Jun 03, 2013
- Back in the ’90s, people thought the Internet was going to open up a zone of perfect cyber-freedom. It didn’t work out that way. But the Internet’s real significance may be found elsewhere: in a growing sector of the economy based around peer-to-peer sharing networks.
A New Deal for Appalachia’s Forests: Growing Biofuels?
by Mark Andrew Boyerposted May 31, 2013
- The mine-ravaged communities of Eastern Kentucky have been increasingly abandoned by the coal economy. Could growing biofuels jump-start a new local jobs market—and renew the land in the process?
Worker-Owned Window Factory Opens for Business
posted May 09, 2013
- When the company known as Republic Windows and Doors closed its Chicago factory, the workers raised the money to buy back the company themselves. The worker-owned cooperative they formed opens today.
Why the TransPacific Partnership is a Scary Big (Trade) Deal
by Kristen Beifusposted May 08, 2013
- A super-sized NAFTA, the TPP gives foreign corporations privileges that can override domestic laws on environmental health and citizens’ rights. Here’s why we shouldn’t let it pass without a fight.