Connie Allen started a support group for friends adjusting to smaller incomes.
There was plenty of disappointment and hardship this year. But the year also brought opportunities for transformation.
More and more people, communities, and nations are taking steps to reduce their vulnerability to a volatile global economy.
Video: David Brancaccio spends some time at Hour Exchange Portland.
David Brancaccio learns about extreme downsizing with residents of tiny houses.
Detroit entrepreneurs are learning to rely on each other, finding the seeds of a new economy in resources discarded by corporate America.
Haitian farmers are resisting rice imports they say cripple their chances of real food security.
What the collapse of the “Irish miracle” can teach us about export-oriented growth and financial regulation.
A year undercover in the jobs most Americans won’t do.
What the tax compromise could mean for the future of Social Security.
Radical homemaking tips for everyone.
Caught in the consumer trap? Radical Homemaker Shannon Hayes discovered that producing what she needs at home lets her live on a fraction of what she thought she needed.
The truly good news is that, over the nearly 15 years since YES! was founded, the number of positive, community-based initiatives has exploded.
Video: David Brancaccio of Fixing the Future shows how this close-knit community is keeping jobs close to home.
Why some wealthy Americans aren’t happy to see their tax cuts continued.