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Don't Leave BitCoin to the Libertarians! (Or, why Your Movement Needs Open Source Money)
Don't Leave BitCoin to the Libertarians! (Or, why Your Movement Needs Open Source Money)
Movements for economic justice and equality are rarely flush with cash. But "cryptocurrencies" like Bitcoin might stand to change the rules in their favor.
Posted Apr 14, 2014
Video: Can We Create Living-Wage Jobs for Everyone?
Video: Can We Create Living-Wage Jobs for Everyone?
We have plenty of low-income jobs, but fewer in the middle where we really need investment. How can we make sure public money is spent for the greater good?
Posted Apr 09, 2014
A New Source of Jobs for India's Rural Women? (Hint: It's in Your Shampoo)
A New Source of Jobs for India's Rural Women? (Hint: It's in Your Shampoo)
The business in chemicals extracted from seaweed—predicted to be worth $7 billion by 2018—is emerging as a source of employment for rural women.
Posted Apr 09, 2014
After Death of Radical Mayor, Mississippi's Capital Wrestles With His Economic Vision
After Death of Radical Mayor, Mississippi's Capital Wrestles With His Economic Vision
Mayor Chokwe Lumumba implemented only the first steps of his plan to address Jackson's extreme income inequality, which most seriously affected black residents. Now the city faces a choice between vastly different approaches to economic development.
Posted Apr 01, 2014
Want to Fight the Corporate Takeover? Start with a Pint at the Pub
Want to Fight the Corporate Takeover? Start with a Pint at the Pub
The British government is reversing damage done to local economies by the Great Recession by protecting local pubs.
Posted Mar 28, 2014
Mondragón and the System Problem
Mondragón and the System Problem
Among the lessons of a major cooperative business' bankruptcy: The success of big co-ops might depend on things like radically reforming transportation and other parts of the larger economy.
Posted Mar 24, 2014
Video: Can Co-Ops Curb Poverty In New York City?
Video: Can Co-Ops Curb Poverty In New York City?
Of the many businesses in New York, only 23 are worker co-ops. But those that exist have a strong record of raising wages and reducing poverty, especially in low-income communities like city councilmember Maria del Carmen Arroyo's South Bronx district.
Posted Mar 14, 2014
Infographic: A Guided Tour of the New Economy
Infographic: A Guided Tour of the New Economy
What will the transition to a "new economy" really look like? To find out, explore this interactive infographic from the group New England New Economy Transition.
Posted Mar 03, 2014
Remembering Chokwe Lumumba
Remembering Chokwe Lumumba
Can you be a revolutionary and a mayor? Chokwe Lumumba—who spent eight months as mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, before he died—did his best to be both.
Posted Feb 26, 2014
Tiny Houses for the Homeless: An Affordable Solution Catches On
Tiny Houses for the Homeless: An Affordable Solution Catches On
A growing number of towns and cities have found a practical solution to homelessness through the construction of tiny-house villages—and housing officials are taking notice.
Posted Feb 20, 2014
New Video from Harry Potter Director Promotes Tax on Wall Street
New Video from Harry Potter Director Promotes Tax on Wall Street
The video, set in 2024, shows European bankers looking back at the passage of a tax that brought "serious money to the fight against extreme poverty."
Posted Feb 18, 2014
A Passion for Peppers: The Movement to Save New Mexico's Treasured Chiles
A Passion for Peppers: The Movement to Save New Mexico's Treasured Chiles
New Mexico's traditional landrace chile varieties have adapted to hot days, cold nights, and long dry spells. But can they survive modern agribusiness?
Posted Feb 14, 2014
A "Pay-It-Forward" Approach to Funding Solar Power
A "Pay-It-Forward" Approach to Funding Solar Power
Donations to a California nonprofit don't just fund one solar installation, but circulate from one project to the next.
Posted Feb 05, 2014
As Trans-Pacific Partnership Falters, Opponents Go After Fence-Sitting Pols
As Trans-Pacific Partnership Falters, Opponents Go After Fence-Sitting Pols
A trade deal likely to harm environmental and labor protections may be losing momentum. But it's not dead yet.
Posted Feb 03, 2014
To Truly Address Inequality, Let's Build a People-Centered Economy
To Truly Address Inequality, Let's Build a People-Centered Economy
The high-tech hubs and natural gas drilling the president called for in his state of the union speech aren't the answer to our economic woes. Instead, we need to follow the leadership already coming from communities, workers, and small-business owners.
Posted Jan 30, 2014

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