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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
"Black Women’s Blueprint" Helps Low-Income Women Get By—Through Bartering
"Black Women’s Blueprint" Helps Low-Income Women Get By—Through Bartering
Farah Tanis learned that, of the women in poverty she worked with, 9 out of 10 had experienced violence—so she started a bartering network to help them survive.
Posted May 30, 2014
Will Jackson, Miss., Be the New Co-op Capital of the South?
Will Jackson, Miss., Be the New Co-op Capital of the South?
Three months after the death of Jackson's radical mayor, the city's residents are working to make his vision of cooperative economics a reality.
Posted May 23, 2014
That Book About Inequality That's Sold Out of Bookstores? Here's What It Means for 2016
That Book About Inequality That's Sold Out of Bookstores? Here's What It Means for 2016
The popularity of a new book by French economist Thomas Piketty should be a wake-up call for politicians. If inequality sells in the stores, it will sell at the polls as well.
Posted May 22, 2014
Our Economy Wants You to Be In Debt—5 Things You Can Do to Take Charge
Our Economy Wants You to Be In Debt—5 Things You Can Do to Take Charge
We pored through a debt-resistance manual created by former Occupiers to bring you these practical tips.
Posted May 21, 2014
Infographic: Why Social Security's Not Going Broke
Infographic: Why Social Security's Not Going Broke
Making Social Security solvent in the long run isn't that hard. But who should bear the cost?
Posted May 21, 2014
Europe Leads U.S. in Effort to Tax Financial "Speed Demons"
Europe Leads U.S. in Effort to Tax Financial "Speed Demons"
The European Commission expects a tiny tax on financial transactions to raise an estimated $42 billion per year while discouraging purely speculative short-term trading.
Posted May 19, 2014

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