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Putting Corporate Tax Dodging on the Table 
Putting Corporate Tax Dodging on the Table
by Chuck Collins
In this time of austerity, major corporations are spending more on CEO pay and Congressional lobbying than they’re paying the IRS. How we can make them pay up.
North Dakota’s Economic “Miracle”—It’s Not Oil North Dakota’s Economic “Miracle”—It’s Not Oil
by Ellen Brown
North Dakota has had the nation’s lowest unemployment ever since the economy tanked. What’s its secret?
Want Jobs? Rebuild the Dream Want Jobs? Rebuild the Dream
by Sarah van Gelder
Interview: Van Jones is leading a national mobilization to rebuild the middle class—through decent work, fair taxes, and opportunities for all.
Building a Resilient Economy Building a Resilient Economy
by Matt Stoller
Today’s economy relies on a globalized supply chain—where a single broken link can lead to widespread financial catastrophe. It doesn’t have to be that way.
Saying Goodbye to the P.O. Saying Goodbye to the P.O.
by Shannon Hayes
Thousands of small-town post offices are on notice for closure. Radical homemaker Shannon Hayes on what that will mean for the communities who love them.
Are You a Culture Worker? Are You a Culture Worker?
by David Korten
From religion to the arts, we have more influence on culture than we think. We can use that power to expand or to limit our possibilities as a species.
Reinventing Cleveland Reinventing Cleveland
One of the poorest cities in the nation is reinvesting in itself with a model for a localized economy.
Philadelphians Paint the Town Philadelphians Paint the Town
How art healed and united troubled communities in the City of Brotherly Love.
The American Dream, Reloaded The American Dream, Reloaded
It's happening: The movement to rebuild the dream means owning our stories about how it went wrong—and finding our own ways to make it right.
School of Second Chances School of Second Chances
by Carol Estes
Inmates who get an education are less likely to reoffend when they're released. So why are prison education programs getting cut?
Greece on the Verge: The People v. the Troika Greece on the Verge: The People v. the Troika
by Kia Mistilis
The Greek parliament has passed a five-year austerity plan that will cut jobs, wages, and services. But Greek citizens are no longer "sleeping."
When the People Lead, the Leaders Follow When the People Lead, the Leaders Follow
by David Korten
Deep change is possible, but only when a politically aware citizenry demands it.
How the Bailout Killed Local Lending—And How Some States Hope to Bring It Back How the Bailout Killed Local Lending—And How Some States Hope to Bring It Back
by Ellen Brown
With the big banks speculating instead of lending to small businesses, states are looking for new ways to keep credit flowing.
Recipes for Recovery Recipes for Recovery
by James Tracy
Ex-cons show each other the way out at San Francisco's Delancey Street.
Planting Seeds of Hope: How Sustainable Activism Transformed Detroit Planting Seeds of Hope: How Sustainable Activism Transformed Detroit
by Grace Lee Boggs, Scott Kurashige
After the death throes of urban decay, what the Motor City can teach us about vision, community, and the power of movements.
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