For their new book, H. Luke Shaefer and Kathryn J. Edin followed the lives of America’s poorest families to find out what they need to break out of poverty, and how to make it happen.
Who needs banks when you have communities? This finance model lets people help each other—without interest.
University of Montana professor George Price on permaculture, race, and how he's standing up to tar sands extraction.
After graduating from Everest College with a bad education and no job prospects in sight, I refused to pay my student loans. Now I’m helping lead the first student-debt strike in America.
Call it populism versus corporatism or democracy versus corporate rule. Either way, it is a far more meaningful political division than two political parties debating big government versus small.
They couldn’t stop the massive rig from heading to Alaska’s Chukchi Sea. But they seem to have invented a new, waterborne form of activism along the way.
John Oliver does a damn good job of explaining how ridiculous our standardized testing system is.
While megabanks make megabucks, local banks are financing businesses that create jobs and improve our well-being. So why are they disappearing so rapidly?
Author and activist Gar Alperovitz calls it a “checkerboard strategy.” In the first piece in a series, we look at the organizations working to transform our economy, and how they can benefit from working together.
If you close the Amazon app, get off the couch, and shop at independent shops this holiday season, you could be helping rebuild your local economy.