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Social Investment

Using our resources to strengthen our communities.

What If Corporations Couldn’t Use Our Commons For Free? What If Corporations Couldn’t Use Our Commons For Free?
by Peter Barnes
Peter Barnes: How our shared resources could become a source of common wealth.
5 Ways to Make Your Dollars Make Sense 5 Ways to Make Your Dollars Make Sense
by Michael Shuman
Concerned about Wall Street’s devastating impact on communities? Then invest in yourself—the most local investment of all.
A Separation of Church and Bank A Separation of Church and Bank
Video: After Bank of America foreclosed on thousands of homes in their San Jose parish, the members of this Catholic church bid it goodbye—and took $3 million with them.
California’s New Triple Bottom Line California’s New Triple Bottom Line
by Sven Eberlein, Debra Baida
Best in the world? Try best FOR the world. The Golden State welcomes a new kind of corporation.
Big News on Bank Transfers Big News on Bank Transfers
by Brooke Jarvis
The Occupy effect? In the last 3 months, Americans switched banks at three times the normal rate.
Beyond the Bubble Economy Beyond the Bubble Economy
by David Korten
We’ve finally learned that a growing financial sector isn’t the same thing as actual economic improvement. So how can we stimulate the real economy?
2012: The Year of the Cooperative 2012: The Year of the Cooperative
by Jessica Reeder
How an old business model is finding new relevance all over the world.
The State of the 99 Percent The State of the 99 Percent
by Sarah Anderson, John Cavanagh
The Occupy movement is clearly affecting political rhetoric ... but what about real action?
Why Equality is Better for Everyone Why Equality is Better for Everyone
by Kristy Leissle
Book Review: Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett's "The Spirit Level" shows how inequality—and misery—trickle up.
Grace Boggs: Reviving the Lost City Grace Boggs: Reviving the Lost City
by Larry Gabriel
The YES! Breakthrough 15: A decades-long revolution to rekindle the soul of urban neighborhoods.
Will Allen: Growing Justice in Food Deserts Will Allen: Growing Justice in Food Deserts
by Doug Pibel
The YES! Breakthrough 15: Creating access to affordable fresh food in low-income neighborhoods.
Jobs Not Cuts: UK Strikes Against Austerity Jobs Not Cuts: UK Strikes Against Austerity
by Ari Berman
In Britain, two million public sector workers launched the largest strike in three decades.
7 Ways to Support the Real Job Creator: Main Street 7 Ways to Support the Real Job Creator: Main Street
by John Cavanagh, David Korten
Turns out most job creation comes from the 99 percent, not the one percent.
The Case for Taxing the Wealthy The Case for Taxing the Wealthy
The 1% didn’t get there by themselves. Chuck Collins offers a TED Talk on why the wealthy should pay it forward.
Painting the Town Prosperous Painting the Town Prosperous
by James Trimarco
Urban artists revive our neighborhoods and show us how to share our gifts.
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