New Economy

Jobs: What Will It Take?
by Sarah van Gelder
The middle-class way of life is in trouble. The Fall 2011 issue of YES! Magazine asks how we can build strong local economies that sustain us in challenging times.
Work Less, Live More
by Juliet Schor
Working fewer hours could help save our economy, our sanity, and the planet.
Paid Sick Leave for All
by Rebecca Leisher
Nearly 40 percent of all U.S. private sector workers get no paid sick days—but Connecticut is leading the way to change that.
Lies, Damned Lies, and Economics
Busting 3 big myths about jobs today.
Want Jobs? Rebuild the Dream
by Sarah van Gelder
Interview: Van Jones is leading a national mobilization to rebuild the middle class—through decent work, fair taxes, and opportunities for all.
How To Build a People’s Movement
by Seth Borgos
Now’s the time to challenge economic orthodoxy—but only a massive social movement can turn things around.
What We Could Lose Unless We Change: Remembering Ray Anderson
by Paul Hawken
"Reimagining the world was a responsibility for Ray, a gift to a future that is begging for selflessness and vision." Paul Hawken honors the life of a green business pioneer.
People We Love: Mahlon Mitchell
by Robert Mellinger
A Wisconsin firefighter protests for collective bargaining.
The American Dream, Reloaded
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.
Seattle Stands By Public Employees
by Richard Conlin
Not all governments are clashing with public employees. Seattle’s city council president on why the city passed a resolution in support of public employees and collective bargaining.
Recipes for Recovery
by James Tracy
Ex-cons show each other the way out at San Francisco's Delancey Street.
Farming Careers for Young Veterans
by Robert Mellinger
Soldiers returning to a bleak job market grow a new set of skills.
Ban the Box for a Fair Chance
by Aaron Tanaka
Breaking through "tough on crime" policies to give all Americans a chance at employment.
How Can We Solve the Jobs Crisis?
by Sarah van Gelder
Targeting workers, the unemployed, and public services won't do it. Help us find the solutions that will.
Where Does the Labor Movement Go From Here?
by Amy B. Dean
How the movement for workers' rights can harness the energy of the present moment.