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The Downsides of Upselling: 4 Tips from the Farm The Downsides of Upselling: 4 Tips from the Farm
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes on keeping a human face on her capitalist ventures and learning to say “enough” when the market calls.
Think Small: A New Housing Model Think Small: A New Housing Model
by Doug Pibel
Why go back to the way things were when we can create housing that embraces the best of tradition and the best of new thinking?
The Radical Dissent of Helen Keller The Radical Dissent of Helen Keller
by Peter Dreier
Here’s what they don’t teach: When the blind-deaf visionary learned that poor people were more likely to be blind than others, she set off down a pacifist, socialist path that broke the boundaries of her time—and continues to challenge ours today.
A New Era of Worker Ownership? A New Era of Worker Ownership?
by Gar Alperovitz
All over the country, people—like the workers of Chicago’s New Era Windows—are building worker-owned cooperatives that root jobs in the communities that need them.
How the Student Loans Debate Got Religion How the Student Loans Debate Got Religion
by Christa Hillstrom
There’s a biblical precedent for forgiveness—of debt. Why churches are standing by students on one of the Bible’s most surprising social principles.
In Praise of Vacant Lots In Praise of Vacant Lots
by Jay Walljasper
Jay Walljasper on why “profitable economic function” is sometimes less valuable than empty space.
Building the New Economy: Ten Steps We Can Take Now Building the New Economy: Ten Steps We Can Take Now
by James Gustave Speth
How to choose people, place, and planet over profit, product, and power.
Endowment Activism: How Students Can Move Big Money Endowment Activism: How Students Can Move Big Money
by Martha van Gelder
Think broke students have no power to influence Wall Street? Think again.
No Tax Dollars for Deadbeats No Tax Dollars for Deadbeats
by Doug Pibel
With corporations spending millions to dodge taxes, we’re directing our tax resentment at the wrong people.
Can There Be “Good” Corporations? Can There Be “Good” Corporations?
by Marjorie Kelly
When companies are owned by workers and the community—instead of Wall Street financiers—everything changes.
Cooperatives Put People—and Democracy—to Work Cooperatives Put People—and Democracy—to Work
How worker-owned businesses from Cleveland to Spain are nurturing life and jobs outside the corporate framework.
When Bankers Rule the World When Bankers Rule the World
by David Korten
How we can call out the myths, restructure the banking system, shut down the con game, and take back America.
Bring On the Next American Revolution Bring On the Next American Revolution
by Larry Gabriel
Book Review: At 96, Grace Boggs gives us a new handbook for transformation—from victims to empowered citizens.
Preventing the Fall of Rome Preventing the Fall of Rome
by Gar Alperovitz
Gar Alperovitz: Why transformative change to the economic system is needed and how it might be accomplished.
My Unjustifiable Tax Break My Unjustifiable Tax Break
by Dal LaMagna
A millionaire tries out the justifications for paying a lower tax rate on his investments than Warren Buffet’s secretary does on her income.
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