Three visionaries discuss how America’s debt problem has transformed the movements they work with.
A Louisiana university helps solve the national shortage of black doctors, Uber drivers are left with car payments after a raise in fees, and Mother Jones explores whether mammograms do more harm than good.
They're a lifeline to business owners. So why do these credit unions have trouble growing?
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.
Bankruptcy is supposed to give debtors a fresh start—unless they’re struggling with student loans. But a little-known provision is helping these borrowers take their creditors to court.
There could be a different financial system, one where debt allows us to honor our freedom rather than our servitude.
Land Trusts Offer Houses That People With Lower Incomes Can Afford—And a Stepping Stone to Lasting Wealth
More than 200 land trusts around the country help struggling families buy their first homes, often in gentrifying neighborhoods.
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.
Neighbors are helping crowdfund the dreams of local entrepreneurs, giving community businesses the chance to expand with interest-free loans.
Up to a quarter of the nation’s workers have spent 10 years working in public service on a promise of student loan forgiveness.
A complex, for-profit system is behind these three-digit scores that affect your ability to borrow, rent, and work. Here's how regulators are putting credit score companies on notice.
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.
Let’s remove the shame from the conversation and help the next generation avoid the debilitating amounts of debt that keep us from buying houses or taking vacations.
University of Montana professor George Price on permaculture, race, and how he’s standing up to tar sands extraction.
Nearly half of Evergreen’s worker-owners have purchased homes through the program.
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.
With the nation’s household debt burden at $11.85 trillion, even the most modest challenges to its legitimacy have revolutionary implications.
Jerry Ashton and Craig Antico spent decades hounding debtors to pay their bills—until an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street inspired them to find a way to pay struggling people's debts.
$11.85 trillion in household debt has more to do with stagnant wages (and predatory banks) than shopping sprees.
“It’s not about freeloading. It’s about what we’re willing to extend to each other as a society.”
Economist Kate Raworth explains why economic growth shouldn't be the only measure of a nation's wealth.
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.
The Comedy Central show allows millennials of a specific demographic—and even those outside of it—to laugh at the situation the 1 percent has handed them.
Alternative Currencies Are Bigger Than Bitcoin: How They’re Building Prosperity From London to Kenya
The Brixton Pound, Koru Kenya, and Mazacoin are all attempting to achieve a common goal: empowering people in a monetarily unequal world, from the bottom up.