Highlights from the Fall issue of YES! Magazine, New Livelihoods, are now online, including Jobs: What Will It Take?, The Do-It-Ourselves Economy, and Lies, Damned Lies, and Economics.
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The “New Livelihoods” issue of YES! Magazine

New Livelihoods - How We're Building the Do-It-Ourselves Economy, the Fall 2011 issue of YES! Magazine
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Dear Reader,

As the latest unemployment numbers show, joblessness is still very much a crisis. We focused the fall 2011 issue of YES! on jobs because we believe there are solutions to this crisis that can create real prosperity, even in a time of economic and ecological limits.

We started out by asking how we can rebuild our battered local and regional economies. We wanted to know how everyone can get access to a dignified livelihood in an era of environmental limits.

We found lots of answers:
  • Communities large and small are turning away from efforts to lure in big corporations, and instead drawing on local strengths to build real prosperity.
  • Families are creating hybrid livelihoods by growing food, making and fixing things themselves, and starting small businesses.
  • Independent people’s movements are pressing for tax dollars to be redirected from corporate giveaways and bloated military budgets to infrastructure repair, clean energy development, and education—all big job creators.
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Hightower family photo by Lane Hartwell The Do-It-Ourselves Economy
by Sarah van Gelder and Doug Pibel

Corbyn Hightower was doing everything right. She worked long hours selling natural skin care products, flying between cities to meet customers, staying in posh hotels. She pulled down a salary that provided her family of five with a comfortable home in a planned community, and more.

Then the recession hit. Her commissions dried up, and the layoff soon followed. Life for Corbyn, her stay-at-home husband, and three children changed quickly. They sold their SUV to cover rent and other necessities. Corbyn blogs about the challenges, but also celebrates getting in shape, saving money, and the discoveries she and her children make when they travel at a slower pace.  

MORE ON HOW WE TAKE CHARGE OF OUR OWN LIVES …
In her own words …
Corbyn Hightower portrait. Photo by Lane Hartwell Living Right on the “Wrong” Side of Town
When Corbyn Hightower’s financial world fell apart, a ragtag community came together to show how a lively neighborhood grows new livelihoods.
Man with flag graphic Lies, Damned Lies, and Economics
Busting 3 big myths about jobs today.
Myth No. 1: Economic growth produces jobs

Fact: GDP has grown for seven consecutive quarters since the official end of the recession; no job growth in the same period.
Jobs myth #1: Economic growth produces no jobs. Source: Center for Labor Market Studies, Bureau of Labor Statistics
READ MORE MYTHS …
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Fresh fruit photo by LaoWai Kevin From Farm to Corner Store
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by Ellen Brown

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Does Inequality Make Us Unhappy?
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A new study suggests Americans’ happiness declines when there’s a wider gap between rich and poor.

Putting Corporate Tax Dodging on the Table
by Chuck Collins

In this time of austerity, major corporations are spending more on CEO pay and Congressional lobbying than they’re paying the IRS. How we can make them pay up.


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