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NEW ECONOMY

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Next Leaders in the Climate Movement: Insurance Companies? Next Leaders in the Climate Movement: Insurance Companies?
by Jeff Raderstrong
Insurance companies are likely to pay out billions in claims due to events caused by climate change—which makes them well-poised to lead the way to a low-carbon economy.
Net Zero’s Net Worth: How Renewable Energy Is Rescuing Schools from Budget Cuts Net Zero’s Net Worth: How Renewable Energy Is Rescuing Schools from Budget Cuts
by Erin L. McCoy
Educators across the country are finding millions of dollars in savings through cheap and simple forms of renewable energy.
For Some Debtors, “Coming Out” Is First Step Toward Resistance For Some Debtors, “Coming Out” Is First Step Toward Resistance
by Chris Kasper
Chris Kasper hadn’t realized how much shame he felt for being in debt until he stood up in public and spoke about it. As much of Occupy’s energy flows into debt resistance, more people are doing the same.
At Oakland’s Abandoned Army Base, a Jobs Plan Brings Hope to Locals At Oakland’s Abandoned Army Base, a Jobs Plan Brings Hope to Locals
by Mark Andrew Boyer
A new $1 billion plan to turn a vacant base into a shipping and logistics center will create thousands of jobs for the Oakland residents who need them most.
Green Party’s Jill Stein: A Missing Voice in Presidential Debates Green Party’s Jill Stein: A Missing Voice in Presidential Debates
by Sarah van Gelder
The Green Party wasn’t represented at Tuesday’s presidential debate. Here’s what we might have heard if Jill Stein had gotten her say.
Live at 8:00 EST: Occupy Wall Street’s Rolling Jubilee Live at 8:00 EST: Occupy Wall Street’s Rolling Jubilee
by YES! online team
Tonight, Strike Debt brings you the Rolling Jubilee, a bailout for the 99 percent. Watch the NYC event live with us to see Occupy buy up your debt—and then abolish it.
Photo Essay: Portraits of Americans at Work Photo Essay: Portraits of Americans at Work
by Caleb Ferguson
Photographer Caleb Ferguson goes cross-country to document the diversity of the American workforce.
Meet the Crawfish-Peeling Guestworkers Who Inspired Walmart Walkouts Meet the Crawfish-Peeling Guestworkers Who Inspired Walmart Walkouts
by Cecilia Garza
How a few courageous workers in small-town Louisiana sparked nationwide actions demanding better wages and working conditions for those who pick, pack, stock, and sell the mega-retailer’s products.
Green Light May Be Ahead for Insurance on Shared Vehicles Green Light May Be Ahead for Insurance on Shared Vehicles
by Cat Johnson
As more and more people begin sharing and renting out their cars and homes, insurance issues have begun to emerge. Sharing communities are taking the lead in finding solutions.
Gar Alperovitz on Cooperative Economy: “I’ll Bet My Life on It” Gar Alperovitz on Cooperative Economy: “I’ll Bet My Life on It”
Gar Alperovitz was in Seattle for the annual meeting of the National Cooperative Business Association and spoke at Town Hall Seattle immediately following a live screening of the first presidential debate. YES! Magazine’s executive editor Sarah van Gelder introduced him.
A Healthy (and Profitable) Oasis in Philly’s Food Deserts A Healthy (and Profitable) Oasis in Philly’s Food Deserts
by Sarah Treuhaft
The story of this seemingly ordinary chain of grocery stores suggests that collaboration with the community may be the key to success for businesses in struggling neighborhoods.
Time for Some Good Jobs Guarantees Time for Some Good Jobs Guarantees
by Brooke Jarvis
Corporations often take big helpings of public funds, saying that they’ll provide jobs in return. But how can communities make sure they deliver?
Less Brand, More Tactic: Labor Win’s Lessons for Occupy Less Brand, More Tactic: Labor Win’s Lessons for Occupy
by Olivia Rosane
A group of immigrant workers in Manhattan won a union for themselves, partly through collaboration with Occupy Wall Street. Their story suggests a collaborative path forward for the movement.
Video: Looking Poverty in the Eyes Video: Looking Poverty in the Eyes
The Line—the place people on the bottom are trying to get to and the people on the top are trying to stay above.
Manifesto for a Post-Growth Economy Manifesto for a Post-Growth Economy
by James Gustave Speth
What single change stands to give Americans more free time, healthier ecosystems, and more meaningful jobs?
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