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Social Investment

Using our resources to strengthen our communities.

Time to Tax Financial Speculation Time to Tax Financial Speculation
by Sarah Anderson
Activists, celebrities, and business leaders are uniting behind a proposal that would discourage speculative gambling.
Move Your Money Move Your Money
Move Your Money is a growing national movement to switch money out of big, national banks and into local, community banks. A video paralleling "It's a Wonderful Life" promotes the campaign.
Big News for Small Forests Big News for Small Forests
by Ian Hanna
Sustainable, small-scale working forests are feeling the economic pinch. But nonprofit groups are helping family- and community-owned woodlands thrive by connecting them with carbon markets.
Slow Money: Bringing Money Down to Earth Slow Money: Bringing Money Down to Earth
by Brooke Jarvis
Is there such a thing as money that's too fast? Slow Money founder Woody Tasch says yes, and he's trying to slow money down by connecting investors to their local economies.
Reviving the Local Economy with Publicly Owned Banks Reviving the Local Economy with Publicly Owned Banks
by Ellen Brown
The Fed may have played all its cards, but state and local governments still hold a few aces: publicly owned banks that could funnel credit where it is needed most, directly into the local economy.
How California Could Turn its IOUs Into Dollars How California Could Turn its IOUs Into Dollars
by Ellen Brown
If California were to deposit its money in its own state-owned bank, it could have enough credit to solve its budget crisis with funds to spare.
New Economy, New Ways to Do     Finance New Economy, New Ways to Do Finance
As mega-finance crumbles, many farsighted individuals are putting their money in enterprises and financial institutions that benefit working Americans and the places they live.
How Banks Make Money How Banks Make Money
by Doug Pibel
Creating money out of thin air, a YES! infographic.
Money from Nothing Money from Nothing
by James Robertson
Supplying money should be a public service, not a cash cow for banks.
The New Economy Starts Now The New Economy Starts Now
by Sarah van Gelder
The new economy is about increasing quality of life, improving health, and restoring the environment.
3 Ways to Invest in Your Community 3 Ways to Invest in Your Community
by Jeff Golden
Jeff Golden suggests ways you can revive the old classic: community investment.
Out of the Ashes of GM: the Phoenix of Renewable Energy Out of the Ashes of GM: the Phoenix of Renewable Energy
by Ellen Brown
Out of the ashes of a failed GM could arise not only a new, clean way of traveling but a new way of funding government and the services we expect from it.
My Best Investments Are Down The     Street My Best Investments Are Down The Street
by Judy Wicks
Social activist and local living economies advocate Judy Wicks shares her investment secrets.
Small Banks, Radical Vision Small Banks, Radical Vision
by Zach Carter
Local banks can change the world, one investment at a time.
Busted: 9 Economy Myths Busted: 9 Economy Myths
What the old economy didn’t do for us—and what a sustainable economy could do.
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