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Social Investment

Using our resources to strengthen our communities.

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.
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.
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