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Let’s End Poverty: We Have the Money, Do We Have the Will?
Let’s End Poverty: We Have the Money, Do We Have the Will?
47 million Americans live beneath the official poverty line, under a daily judgment of failure. The question today is: Whose failure?
Posted Aug 28, 2014
The Faces Behind the Fight for $15 an Hour
The Faces Behind the Fight for $15 an Hour
For low-wage workers, Seattle's minimum wage increase means a chance to go to college, pay the rent, and visit the dentist.
Posted Aug 28, 2014
If Unions Are Breaking Automakers, Why Are BMW and Mercedes So Rich?
If Unions Are Breaking Automakers, Why Are BMW and Mercedes So Rich?
In Germany, auto workers get paid well and their companies still profit. Author Thom Hartmann on why living wages and corporate success don't have to be mutually exclusive.
Posted Aug 28, 2014
America Keeps People Poor On Purpose: A Timeline of Choices We've Made to Increase Inequality
America Keeps People Poor On Purpose: A Timeline of Choices We've Made to Increase Inequality
How four decades of lobbying and legislation gave corporations dominion over our economy—and eroded the American middle class.
Posted Aug 21, 2014
Poverty Is Not Inevitable: What We Can Do Now to Turn Things Around
Poverty Is Not Inevitable: What We Can Do Now to Turn Things Around
Having poor people in the richest country in the world is a choice. We have the money to solve this. But do we have the will?
Posted Aug 21, 2014
Video: Inside America's Largest Worker-Owned Co-op
Video: Inside America's Largest Worker-Owned Co-op
What does it take to keep a massive co-op growing? Find out in this video profile of the people behind Cooperative Health Care Associates.
Posted Aug 21, 2014
How America's Largest Worker Owned Co-Op Lifts People Out of Poverty
How America's Largest Worker Owned Co-Op Lifts People Out of Poverty
Cooperative Home Care Associates' 2,300 workers enjoy good wages, regular hours, and family health insurance. With an investment of $1.2 million into the cooperative sector, New York City is hoping to build on the group's success.
Posted Aug 14, 2014
Why Germany Is Backing Away From a Trade Deal that Lets Corporations Sue the Government
Why Germany Is Backing Away From a Trade Deal that Lets Corporations Sue the Government
A new round of international trade agreements threatens to increase corporate power over national governments. But news out of Germany suggests the deals aren't inevitable.
Posted Aug 06, 2014
Why Target Stopped Asking Job Applicants If They've Been Convicted of a Crime
Why Target Stopped Asking Job Applicants If They've Been Convicted of a Crime
More than 60 counties, cities, and states—and some corporations—are reducing discrimination against former offenders by removing one small box from job applications.
Posted Jul 18, 2014
These Young People Are Pioneering Appalachia's Post-Coal Economy
These Young People Are Pioneering Appalachia's Post-Coal Economy
The Appalachian Transition Fellows are young people who will spend this year building diverse job opportunities in the coal-country counties that need them most.
Posted Jul 17, 2014
Welcome to the Spanish Town Where People Come Before Profit
Welcome to the Spanish Town Where People Come Before Profit
The town of Marinaleda, often called Spain's "communist utopia," is proof that an economy built on mutual aid is possible.
Posted Jul 16, 2014
Gar Alperovitz on Why the New Economy Movement Needs to Think Big
Gar Alperovitz on Why the New Economy Movement Needs to Think Big
His new book, "What Then Must We Do?" imagines how a new economic system might actually emerge, from the bottom up, in the next few decades.
Posted Jul 02, 2014
Worker-Owned Co-ops Get $1 Million in NYC Spending
Worker-Owned Co-ops Get $1 Million in NYC Spending
New York City's newly approved budget allocates $1.2 million for developing and supporting worker-owned cooperative businesses.
Posted Jun 27, 2014
A Local Economy Solution to Africa's Poaching Problem
A Local Economy Solution to Africa's Poaching Problem
Communities that enjoy the economic benefits of wildlife tourism don’t harbor poachers.
Posted Jun 25, 2014
Seattle Wins $15 Minimum Wage—Will Your Town Be Next?
Seattle Wins $15 Minimum Wage—Will Your Town Be Next?
Activists built support for the ordinance by demonstrating that it would reduce poverty in the city.
Posted Jun 03, 2014

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