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Social Investment

Using our resources to strengthen our communities.

Photo Essay: The Innocents Photo Essay: The Innocents
Photographs give a voice to our nation's wrongfully convicted.
Vermont’s Bill: Is it Single-Payer Health Care? Vermont’s Bill: Is it Single-Payer Health Care?
by Ida Hellander, MD
A question and answer session with Dr. Ida Hellander helps demystify Vermont's new health care bill.
Tax Day 2011: "The More You Make, The Less You Pay" Tax Day 2011: "The More You Make, The Less You Pay"
by Chuck Collins
Corporations are dodging taxes, governments are cutting social services, and Americans are fed up. How they're fighting back.
The Moral Case for Change The Moral Case for Change
by Gara LaMarche
It’s time to put the moral life back into our philanthropy and politics.
The UK’s March for an Alternative to Austerity The UK’s March for an Alternative to Austerity
by D.D. Guttenplan
More than 400,000 people poured into London's streets Saturday to show the British government what they think of its austerity program.
A Choice for States: Banks, Not Budget Crises A Choice for States: Banks, Not Budget Crises
by Ellen Brown
7 ways state-owned banks could help states overcome budget deficits and boost their local economies.
Phantom Wealth and False Expectations Phantom Wealth and False Expectations
by David Korten
Playing money games to profit from false expectations is not the same as investing in jobs that produce real value to meet real needs
People We Love: Shannon McNamara People We Love: Shannon McNamara
by Tiffany Ran
Sharing education in Africa.
Benefit Corps, a New Kind of Company Benefit Corps, a New Kind of Company
by Walaika Haskins
Corporations committed to both profits and people could change the mindset of the business world.
How Wisconsin Could Turn Austerity into Prosperity: Own a Bank How Wisconsin Could Turn Austerity into Prosperity: Own a Bank
by Ellen Brown
An answer to state budget woes that doesn't need to involve sacrificing workers' rights.
US Uncut: Standing Up to Corporate Tax Dodgers US Uncut: Standing Up to Corporate Tax Dodgers
Photo essay: "Austerity for us, prosperity for them"—and more signs from US Uncut's 50-city protests of corporate tax avoidance.
The UK’s Progressive Tea Party The UK’s Progressive Tea Party
by Johann Hari
Imagine a parallel universe where the Great Crash of 2008 inspired ordinary people to take on corporate tax evaders. The name of this parallel universe is Britain.
Washington State Joins the Movement for Public Banking Washington State Joins the Movement for Public Banking
by Ellen Brown
The legislature will consider whether to move its funds from Bank of America to a publicly owned bank that would keep the state's money working locally.
Microcredit: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Microcredit: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
by David Korten
Unraveling the confusion behind microcredit: how some models help alleviate poverty, while others exploit the poor to make the rich richer.
North Dakota: Banking on the Locals North Dakota: Banking on the Locals
Video: David Brancaccio visits a bank that is invested in its community.
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