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Social Investment

Using our resources to strengthen our communities.

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.
Nurses Fight for a Dose of Tax Justice Nurses Fight for a Dose of Tax Justice
by Sarah Anderson
Before there was Occupy, thousands of nurses were already taking on Wall Street to demand a financial transaction tax.
Is It Time to Tax the Internet? Is It Time to Tax the Internet?
by Jay Walljasper
How our communities can stop losing out on business and tax revenue.
Our Co-Owned Future Our Co-Owned Future
by Gar Alperovitz
Gar Alperovitz: From health care to jobs to community development, why the future will be cooperative.
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