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Mother and daughter, photo by Rolands Lakis fickr.com/rolandslakis Beyond GDP: UK to Measure Well-Being

Laura Stoll   |   Jan 27, 2011

The UK is trying out a new way to see if government policies are improving people’s lives: ask.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

The Elephant in the Room, photo by David Blackwell The Elephant in the Room at the State of the Union

Robert Reich   |   Jan 26, 2011

Robert Reich: The problem isn't "competitiveness"—it's inequality.   MORE »



An upstream surprise, photo by Stu Mayhew flickr.com/stumayhew System Failure? Look Upstream

David Korten   |   Jan 25, 2011

Why it's important to address our economic problems at their Wall Street roots.   MORE »



Local strawberries, photo by Jay Cox flickr.com/jaycoxfilm Washington State Joins the Movement for Public Banking

Ellen Brown   |   Jan 24, 2011

The legislature will consider whether to move its funds from Bank of America to a publicly owned bank that would keep the state's money working locally.   MORE »



PLANET  

Water warriors in Rajasthan, photo courtesy of the EcoTipping Points Project EcoTipping Points: Strategies for Shifting from Decline to Restoration

Gerald Marten   |   Jan 26, 2011

The EcoTipping Points Project has documented more than 100 stories of environmental recovery in communities around the world. What do these success stories have in common?   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

Bee boxes, photo by Jessica Reeder flickr.com/jessicareeder A Hands-On New Year

Grace Lee Boggs   |   Jan 26, 2011

The next decade will bring further changes in the way we think about food, work, and education.   MORE »



PEOPLE POWER  

The censored Web, illustration by Melissa St. Hilaire flickr.com/M3Li55@ The Not-So-Neutral Net

Jenn Ettinger   |   Jan 24, 2011

The FCC’s new rules on Net Neutrality open the Internet to corporate discrimination. But it’s not too late to preserve Internet freedom.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

Van Jones: The Economic Injustice of Plastic

Jan 27, 2011

How plastic unfairly harms the poor—and what the rest of us can do about it.   MORE »
Van Jones TED Talk: The Economic Injustice of Plastic, video still


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