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The Debt Issue
In DepthExplore Section
From the Editors
Why We Did an Issue on Debt
Good debts? We know it sounds crazy. But there’s a quiet revolution brewing in how we move money around, and we want our readers to know about it.Read more
With the nation’s household debt burden at $11.85 trillion, even the most modest challenges to its legitimacy have revolutionary implications.Charles Eisenstein
A college professor is calling for a massive student-debt strike next year with only one necessity: that as many debtors as possible refuse to pay.
For nearly 20 years, utility company Central Hudson has operated more or less unchallenged—until Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson came along.
$11.85 trillion in household debt has more to do with stagnant wages (and predatory banks) than shopping sprees .
As long as there has been lending, there have been times when the people’s debt becomes a crisis. Here’s a look at the policy solutions governments have been using, starting in ancient Sumer.
Up to a quarter of the nation’s workers have spent 10 years working in public service on a promise of student loan forgiveness.
Why family debts shouldn’t be about money or expectations, but about love.
Here's what they gave us, from comics to collage.
The philosopher’s lessons include how to let go and find happiness—even after crippling debt and a heartbreaking divorce.
There could be a different financial system, one where debt allows us to honor our freedom rather than our servitude.
Nearly half of Evergreen’s worker-owners have purchased homes through the program.
Who needs banks when you have communities? And organizations like Mission Asset Fund have even figured out how to use the system to raise credit scores.
Half of small businesses don’t make it past the first five years, and owners lose everything trying to pay off the loans. The Working World lets co-ops stabilize before repayment even begins.
Solutions We LoveExplore Section
The author and activist talks with YES! about millennials, climate change, and how she can't imagine being alive at "a more thrilling, challenging time."
People We Love
From computer screens to street play, these three game developers are redefining the medium by revealing a powerful new social potential in games.
Bree Newsome’s removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Statehouse reminds us that real change comes from people power.
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