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PEOPLE POWER  

Democracy: For Sale by Owner, photo by McBeth Citizens United?

Brooke Jarvis   |   Jan 21, 2011

The need to get money out of politics may be the one thing Americans agree on.    MORE »



In it together, photo by Makena Zayle Gadient Rocky Times Ahead: Are You Ready?

Sarah Byrnes, Chuck Collins   |   Jan 20, 2011

This isn't a future you can, or should, face alone. How to make sure you don't have to.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

Bangladeshi store owner, photo by Michael Foley Microcredit: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

David Korten   |   Jan 19, 2011

Unraveling the confusion behind microcredit: how some models help alleviate poverty, while others exploit the poor to make the rich richer.   MORE »



Credit trap, photo by Mike Bitzenhofer The Illusion of Money

David Korten   |   Jan 18, 2011

Real wealth or phantom assets? David Korten explores the difference between the kind of wealth that makes life better and the phantom wealth created by financial speculation.   MORE »



PLANET  

Photo courtesy of John Cavanagh Food for a Rooted Future

Robin Broad, John Cavanagh   |   Jan 18, 2011

Rice farmers in the Philippines go chemical free, community strong.    MORE »



Spruce Mine, photo by Vivian Stockman. Flyover courtesy SouthWings A Turning Point for Mountaintop Removal?

Sandra Diaz   |   Jan 14, 2011

In an historic move, the EPA has vetoed a permit for mountaintop removal mining in West Virginia.   MORE »



Photo by John F. Martin for Chevrolet A Reality Check on the Plug-In Revolution

Guy Dauncey   |   Jan 14, 2011

What’s really needed if we are to turn the Plug-In Revolution into the main event, instead of a colorful but distracting sideshow?   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Bhutan monks, photo by Christopher Weigold Why the Kings of Bhutan Ride Bicycles

Madhu Suri Prakash   |   Jan 14, 2011

Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigmi Y. Thinley on Gross National Happiness, his country's traditions, and the importance of democracy.   MORE »



PHOTO ESSAY OF THE WEEK   

One of Many Detroits

Jan 21, 2011

"The people of this city are not abstractions." An anonymous Detroit photographer shares a view of the city that the mainstream media doesn't cover.   MORE »
The Entrance, photo by anonymous


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