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Green Housing: In Buffalo, It's Not Just for Rich People Anymore
by Mark Andrew Boyerposted Feb 15, 2013
- Can we build sustainable housing that's affordable, too? The city of Buffalo did, and created a community jobs pipeline in the process. Here's what can happen when neighborhoods take the lead.
At Oakland’s Abandoned Army Base, a Jobs Plan Brings Hope to Locals
by Mark Andrew Boyerposted Oct 22, 2012
- A new $1 billion plan to turn a vacant base into a shipping and logistics center will create thousands of jobs for the Oakland residents who need them most.
Time for Some Good Jobs Guarantees
by Brooke Jarvisposted Sep 21, 2012
- Corporations often take big helpings of public funds, saying that they’ll provide jobs in return. But how can communities make sure they deliver?
Video: Looking Poverty in the Eyes
posted Sep 20, 2012
- The Line—the place people on the bottom are trying to get to and the people on the top are trying to stay above.
Disaster by Design? What’s Wrong with the “Thrive” Movement
by John Robbinsposted Aug 21, 2012
- A popular new film claims that a secret elite create our most troubling problems to advance a “global domination agenda.” Why Amy Goodman, Vandana Shiva, and other progressives are calling it “dangerously misguided.”
The Downsides of Upselling: 4 Tips from the Farm
by Shannon Hayesposted Aug 15, 2012
- 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
by Doug Pibelposted Jul 24, 2012
- 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
by Peter Dreierposted Jul 12, 2012
- 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?
by Gar Alperovitzposted Jul 11, 2012
- 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
by Christa Hillstromposted Jul 06, 2012
- 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
by Jay Walljasperposted Jul 05, 2012
- Jay Walljasper on why “profitable economic function” is sometimes less valuable than empty space.
Building the New Economy: Ten Steps We Can Take Now
by James Gustave Spethposted Jun 18, 2012
- How to choose people, place, and planet over profit, product, and power.
Endowment Activism: How Students Can Move Big Money
by Martha van Gelderposted May 17, 2012
- Think broke students have no power to influence Wall Street? Think again.
No Tax Dollars for Deadbeats
by Doug Pibelposted Apr 16, 2012
- With corporations spending millions to dodge taxes, we’re directing our tax resentment at the wrong people.
Can There Be “Good” Corporations?
by Marjorie Kellyposted Apr 16, 2012
- When companies are owned by workers and the community—instead of Wall Street financiers—everything changes.