A fair economy that works for people and the planet.
Retirement Crisis, Real or Imagined? Moral and
Economic Questions on Social Security
by Gar Alperovitzposted Aug 29, 2005
- Social security privatization, the collapse of private pensions, low rates of savings -- what should we do?
Of, By and For Seniors: Japanese Seniors Co-operatives
by Robert Marshallposted Aug 15, 2005
- Japanese families are getting smaller while the ranks of the aged are growing. A co-operative has stepped into this vacuum, connecting thousands of elders who have something to give and something to receive.
Two Crises, One Solution
by Van Jonesposted May 25, 2005
- We face devastation of the natural world and violence in human communities. There's a way to solve both these crises. A reverence movement would anchor a different economics, a restorative economics. Working with nature, we can create wealth sustainably and spread it more equitably. Solution-based, investment-driven environmentalism.
In Brazil: Creating a New Reality
by Michelle Burkhartposted May 25, 2005
- 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 Edstromposted May 16, 2005
- 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 Pibelposted May 05, 2005
- 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
by David Bollierposted Apr 26, 2005
- 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 Garriguesposted Apr 18, 2005
- 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 Fosterposted Mar 23, 2005
- 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 Spunkmeyerposted Dec 17, 2004
- Pranksters (YES Men) impersonate WTO spokesmen and declare the demise of the World Trade Organization.
A Life Lived Whole
by Parker Palmerposted Nov 08, 2004
- What happens when people refuse to live a lie?
Campaigning for Time
by John de Graafposted Aug 19, 2004
- "Take Back Your Time" movement and a free-time agenda.
The End of Empire and the Step to Earth Community
by David C. Kortenposted Aug 18, 2004
- 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
by David C.Kortenposted Aug 18, 2004
- 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
by The Cheese Board Collectiveposted Jul 16, 2004
- A small cheese shop in Berkeley has become a community hub and a thriving model of worker ownership.