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Social Investment

Using our resources to strengthen our communities.

Instead of Prison Instead of Prison
by Sarah van Gelder
2.3 million people behind bars. How to stop wasting lives and money.
Drug Warrior No More Drug Warrior No More
by Norm Stamper
Seattle's ex-police chief now fights to end the war on drugs.
But What About My 401(k)? But What About My 401(k)?
by David Korten
Credit cards, mortgages, insurance, retirement: We can meet our basic financial needs (and find real security) without Wall Street.
What a Public Bank Could Mean for California What a Public Bank Could Mean for California
by Ellen Brown
What the indebted state could gain from moving its money out of Wall Street.
Building the Just City Building the Just City
by Sarah Laskow
Beyond growth: How to build cities that make life richer for the people who live there.
The Public Library Manifesto The Public Library Manifesto
by David Morris
Why libraries matter, and how we can save them.
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.
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