Wall Street's plunge shows what's wrong with phantom wealth. Why support that system when we could be creating jobs in the real economy?
More local, durable economies are already taking root. We can help them along by changing the way we regulate businesses, plan cities, and finance the communities we want.
Why regulate a broken system when we can build a better one? Welcome to New Economy 101.
Our investments tend to fund consolidation and speculation. But new models are emerging that allow us to finance the economy we really want.
With a briefcase and a motorcycle, a banker in India gets poor communities on their feet—and, in the process, blurs the lines between finance and community organizing.
We the people have given away our sovereign money-creating power to private, for-profit lending institutions, which have used it to siphon wealth from the productive economy. Some states are moving to take that power back.
The public bank concept is gaining ground on the state level, attracting proponents across the political spectrum.
For those of us who want the financial industry to serve people and the planet rather than dominate them, this is the most exciting reform under serious consideration on the world stage.
Sustainable, small-scale working forests are feeling the economic pinch. But nonprofit groups are helping family- and community-owned woodlands thrive by connecting them with carbon markets.
Interview with Woody Tasch, founder and president of Slow Money, a nonprofit that connects investors to local economies.
State and local leaders are considering creating publicly owned banks that can funnel credit to where it is needed most: directly into the local economy.