Local Economies Close the Distance Between Us
by Stacy MitchellApr 13, 2010
- But our city planning policies are rigged against them. How can we support neighborhood businesses that slow the pace of life and encourage people to get to know each other?
5 Ways to Stand Up for Fairer Taxes
by Chuck CollinsApr 12, 2010
- How can we protect public services while stopping the "Great Tax Shift" from corporations and the wealthy to the middle class and small businesses?
Breaking the Curse of Bigness
by Stacy MitchellApr 07, 2010
- Resilience depends on diversity, but banks and businesses just keep getting bigger. How can we break the cycle?
Move Your Money and Save
by Stacy MitchellApr 07, 2010
- Big banks don't just undermine local economies—they're bad for your wallet, too.
Maryland Launches Genuine Progress Indicator
by Scott GastApr 02, 2010
- By changing what they measure, Marylanders can see for themselves whether chasing the benefits of continued economic growth is worth the costs.
Help for Haiti: Time for New Ideas
by Nikhil AzizMar 29, 2010
- International aid has increased Haiti's food dependency and undermined its democracy. How can the world help Haiti recover without repeating past mistakes?
Economic Recovery, Hawaiian Style
by Lurline Wailana McGregorMar 29, 2010
- What indigenous economies can teach us about abundance.
Solidarity as Economic System
by Beverly BellMar 26, 2010
- In Haiti, sharing communities are proving more shock-proof in the wake of disaster than market-based economies.
Banking on Change
Mar 18, 2010
- With a briefcase and a motorcycle, a banker in India gets poor communities on their feet—and, in the process, blurs the lines between finance and community organizing.
The Growing Movement for Publicly Owned Banks
by Ellen BrownMar 17, 2010
- The momentum toward creating state-owned banks is increasing as more states look for ways to bypass Wall Street, balance their budgets, and get local economies moving.
Church in Our Times: Spirit and Security in the Face of Crisis
by Andrée ZaleskaMar 15, 2010
- Churches are rediscovering their role as community centers, helping to relocalize and revitalize struggling communities.
Iceland Busts the Banksters
by John NicholsMar 10, 2010
- In a symbolic decision, democracy trumps capital as Icelanders say "no" to big bank bailouts.
Green-collar Jobs in Newark, New Jersey
Mar 09, 2010
- A weatherization program in Newark, New Jersey, is creating jobs and helping low-income residents save money.
Financial Transactions Tax: A Little Tax on the Big Casino
by Tanya DawkinsMar 09, 2010
- The Center for Economic and Policy Research estimates that an FTT of only one-half of one percent would generate at least $60 billion to $100 billion dollars in the United States alone.
Living in Borrowed Times
by Chuck CollinsMar 05, 2010
- In common security clubs around the country, participants wrestle with the questions: What does it mean to live in these “borrowed times?” How do we prepare ourselves and our communities for the economic transitions ahead?