Using our resources to strengthen our communities.
The Path to Real Prosperity
by David Kortenposted Sep 07, 2011
- Step by step we can reclaim for Main Street the economic and political power that Wall Street now holds and create a world that truly works for all.
Who’s Building the Do-It-Ourselves Economy?
by Sarah van Gelder, Doug Pibelposted Sep 07, 2011
- Corporations aren’t hiring, and Washington is gridlocked. Here’s how we take charge of our own livelihoods.
Putting Corporate Tax Dodging on the Table
by Chuck Collinsposted Sep 02, 2011
- In this time of austerity, major corporations are spending more on CEO pay and Congressional lobbying than they’re paying the IRS. How we can make them pay up.
North Dakota’s Economic “Miracle”—It’s Not Oil
by Ellen Brownposted Aug 31, 2011
- North Dakota has had the nation’s lowest unemployment ever since the economy tanked. What’s its secret?
Want Jobs? Rebuild the Dream
by Sarah van Gelderposted Aug 17, 2011
- Interview: Van Jones is leading a national mobilization to rebuild the middle class—through decent work, fair taxes, and opportunities for all.
Building a Resilient Economy
by Matt Stollerposted Aug 09, 2011
- Today’s economy relies on a globalized supply chain—where a single broken link can lead to widespread financial catastrophe. It doesn’t have to be that way.
Saying Goodbye to the P.O.
by Shannon Hayesposted Aug 09, 2011
- Thousands of small-town post offices are on notice for closure. Radical homemaker Shannon Hayes on what that will mean for the communities who love them.
Are You a Culture Worker?
by David Kortenposted Aug 08, 2011
- From religion to the arts, we have more influence on culture than we think. We can use that power to expand or to limit our possibilities as a species.
posted Aug 01, 2011
- One of the poorest cities in the nation is reinvesting in itself with a model for a localized economy.
Philadelphians Paint the Town
posted Aug 01, 2011
- How art healed and united troubled communities in the City of Brotherly Love.
The American Dream, Reloaded
posted Jul 20, 2011
- It's happening: The movement to rebuild the dream means owning our stories about how it went wrong—and finding our own ways to make it right.
School of Second Chances
by Carol Estesposted Jul 01, 2011
- Inmates who get an education are less likely to reoffend when they're released. So why are prison education programs getting cut?
Greece on the Verge: The People v. the Troika
by Kia Mistilisposted Jul 01, 2011
- The Greek parliament has passed a five-year austerity plan that will cut jobs, wages, and services. But Greek citizens are no longer "sleeping."
When the People Lead, the Leaders Follow
by David Kortenposted Jul 01, 2011
- Deep change is possible, but only when a politically aware citizenry demands it.
How the Bailout Killed Local Lending—And How Some States Hope to Bring It Back
by Ellen Brownposted Jun 30, 2011
- With the big banks speculating instead of lending to small businesses, states are looking for new ways to keep credit flowing.