New Economy

Green Jobs Calling
by Madeline Ostrander
The citizens of two cities are finding the customers, finances, and skills to put together green jobs.
Best Job in the Neighborhood—And They Own It
by Susan Arterian Chang
How worker co-ops are expanding despite the rust-belt economy.
Graduates Get a Crash Course in Sharing
by Malcolm Harris
How new graduates are improvising when expected careers aren’t panning out.
Elders a (Labor) Force for Social Change
by Marc Freedman
Boomers discover ways to apply their skills and life experience to purposeful second careers.
YES! Recommends: The Legacy Project
by Jing Fong
At a time of economic uncertainty—when your students are wondering about their future—the Legacy Project might serve as a compass to help them create their lives, connect to others, and change their world.
7 Smart Solutions for DIY Jobs
One alternative to looking for a job is to make your own. Here are seven ways communities are offering tools, training, and bright ideas to get workers started.
Less is More: 5 Steps to Redefine Making a Living
Poster: Life out of balance? Ask yourself this ...
Local Jobs Through Local Banking
Not just the recession: What our banking system has to do with our unemployment crisis, and what we can do about it.
Need a Job? Create Your Own
Meet five entrepreneurs who said no to corporate jobs.
Creating Jobs in the New Normal
YES! Executive Editor Sarah van Gelder on Free Speech TV: How local economies can help fight unemployment.
The Return of “Made in the U.S.A.”
by Jessica Reeder
In a time of layoffs and outsourcing, something surprising is happening in San Francisco and New York: manufacturing jobs are on the rise.
The Path to Real Prosperity
by David Korten
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.
Living Right on the “Wrong” Side of Town
by Corbyn Hightower
When Corbyn Hightower’s financial world fell apart, a ragtag community came together to show how lively neighborhoods grow new livelihoods.
Who’s Building the Do-It-Ourselves Economy?
by Sarah van Gelder, Doug Pibel
Corporations aren’t hiring, and Washington is gridlocked. Here’s how we take charge of our own livelihoods.
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.