Sharing our stories of tough times can help us discover that we're not facing them alone—and that we can support each other in building a society that works for everyone.
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?
How can we protect public services while stopping the "Great Tax Shift" from corporations and the wealthy to the middle class and small businesses?
Resilience depends on diversity, but banks and businesses just keep getting bigger. How can we break the cycle?
Big banks don't just undermine local economies—they're bad for your wallet, too.
By changing their measurement of progress, Marylanders can see for themselves whether chasing the benefits of continued economic growth is worth the costs.
International aid has increased Haiti's food dependency and undermined its democracy. How can the world help Haiti recover without repeating past mistakes?
What indigenous economies can teach us about abundance.
In Haiti, sharing communities are proving more shock-proof in the wake of disaster than market-based economies.
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.
We the people have given away our sovereign money-creating power to private, for-profit lending institutions, which have used it to siphon wealth from the productive economy. Some states are moving to take that power back.
Churches are rediscovering their role as community centers, helping to relocalize and revitalize struggling communities.
In a symbolic decision, democracy trumps capital as Icelanders say "no" to big bank bailouts.