“Our full humanity is expressed only when we have the capacity and the opportunity to be productive, to do for ourselves, meeting our needs in our communities.”
Next Monday, YES! and the New Economy Coalition kick off New Economy Week—five days of national conversation about the ideas, strategies, and projects that make up the movement.
On each of the five days of New Economy Week, we’ll be hosting articles, essays, and public conversation about one aspect of the new economy. We’ll link to all five days from this page.
The poverty rate in the U.S. would be 15 percent higher if not for the War on Poverty and government anti-poverty programs since 1967.
In the evolving global economy, migrants facing virtual indentured servitude abroad—and coming home to debt and social isolation—feels like the new normal.
A sustained one-percentage-point decline in the unemployment rate is associated with a 9.4 percent rise in the wages of workers in the bottom quintile of the wage distribution.
The nurses’ unions focus on health gives them a unique perspective on climate change among organized labor.
The movement to persuade schools to divest from fossil fuels has taken off around the country. Meet a few people who helped get Stanford’s money out of coal.
Key national unions are stepping up to support the People's Climate March on September 21. But some green radicals say unions need to create their own climate protection strategy that democratizes the energy sector.
Gas stations aren’t great for the climate, but the move is a step toward local control over economic decisions—a model that holds great potential for developing renewable energy in the long term.
Incubator farms help seasonal workers start their own businesses, where they get better pay and the support of a community.