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.
Communities are facing their personal debt—while learning why we can no longer fund economic growth by borrowing from future prosperity.
New research shows that, among developed countries, the healthiest and happiest aren't those with the highest incomes but those with the most equality. Epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson discusses why.
Haiti's way forward is tied to food sovereignty and a renewed focus on local agriculture.
A tough economy makes cross-race organizing more important than ever.
Radical homemaker Shannon Hayes taught her daughter that their family doesn't buy things they can make or grow at home. She then had to wonder: Does that include higher education?
By actually regulating businesses and standing up for workers' rights, the new Department of Labor is part of a "quiet revolution" in government.
Oregon voted to increase taxes on corporations and the wealthy to help fund programs that assist low and middle-income families.
The public bank concept is gaining ground on the state level, attracting proponents across the political spectrum.