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College Was Once Free and For the Public Good—What Happened?

July 20, 2017 - 00:00
Students didn’t have to worry about tuition and debt until higher education became more about personal gain than contributing to society.
Categories: Economics

Nearly Half of Trump Supporters Want Republicans to Work with Democrats to Improve ACA

July 19, 2017 - 00:00
And the majority of the Senate wants to work together, find common ground, and move on. That’s called governing.
Categories: Economics

The Trick to Make Capitalism Help Solve Climate Change

July 12, 2017 - 00:00
The best step any nation can take toward mitigating climate change is a revenue-neutral carbon fee. Here’s how it works.
Categories: Economics

How We Can Transition to a “Bottom Up” Economy

July 6, 2017 - 00:00
Three ways to rewire the economy for equality and ecological sustainability.
Categories: Economics

Why Coastal Tribes Are Growing Clam Gardens That Look Like Asian Rice Fields

July 6, 2017 - 00:00
All along the Pacific Northwest, tribes have been forced to close productive shellfish farming areas due to pollution. But they’ve got a plan.
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Thanks to Amazon, Brick-and-Mortar Stores Have Lost 295K Jobs

June 29, 2017 - 00:00
And 32 other facts you should probably know.
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Trumpcare Is Not the Health Plan We Need (but Neither Is the ACA)

June 27, 2017 - 12:00
Under both GOP plans, we’ll have high costs, spotty coverage, and ad hoc solutions—which we have enough of already.
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Call for Submissions: How Can Our Economy Spark Joy?

June 27, 2017 - 00:00
Send us your ideas by July 21.
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Resistance That Won’t Quit: A Timeline of the Keystone XL Pipeline

June 15, 2017 - 00:00
Despite a Trump executive order undoing nearly nine years of defiance, the story of the-pipeline-that-won’t-die isn’t over.
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After Coal, a Small Kentucky Town Builds a Healthier, More Creative Economy

June 6, 2017 - 00:00
A complex network of local organizations helps neighbors support one another as they rebound from a dying industry.
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Trump’s Budget Is Full of Contempt—and Numbers That Don’t Add Up

May 24, 2017 - 00:00
Trillions of imaginary dollars run throughout the budget. Never mind “fake news.” This is fake government.
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Why Bernie Sanders Is Pushing for More Worker-Owners

May 23, 2017 - 00:00
In times when Washington is unlikely to agree on much, employee ownership offers a bipartisan approach toward building a stronger and more just economy.
Categories: Economics

Yes, We Can Choose Good Globalization

May 17, 2017 - 00:00
The integration of knowledge, science, hospitality, and travel can have huge benefits for human connections and peace.
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But Wait, U.S. Bank Has Not Stopped Funding Pipelines

May 16, 2017 - 00:00
Despite announcing its intent to stop pipeline project loans, U.S. Bank still gives massive amounts of general financing to oil giants who build pipelines. Will it stop that?
Categories: Economics

How Low-Income Mothers Are Breaking Into the Tech Industry

May 12, 2017 - 00:00
Two-thirds of low-wage workers are women, often mothers. These programs are giving them better access to high-wage careers.
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Portland, Ore., Becomes First Major U.S. City to End All New Investment in Corporations

May 5, 2017 - 00:00
To avoid doing business with socially irresponsible corporations, the city is willing to lose investment income—about $4.5 million a year.
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Crowdfunding Real Estate Isn’t Just For Millionaires Anymore. Could It Be For You?

May 4, 2017 - 00:00
The relatively new equity crowdfunding seeks investors expecting a return, not donors supporting a project. But the project must improve a community.
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New Budget Deal Preserves All 19 Social Spending Programs Trump Tried to Eliminate

May 3, 2017 - 00:00
Economic relief agencies as well as support for arts and culture got nearly a five-month reprieve from the more radical cuts proposed in Trump’s budget.
Categories: Economics

Why a Just and Sustainable Economy Looks Like a Doughnut

May 3, 2017 - 00:00
This is the real-world economy for a living Earth that we must learn to structure and manage to provide a safe space for humanity.
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6 Ways to Put Public Interest Ahead of Big Pharma Profits

May 2, 2017 - 00:00
Increase access to generics, end “evergreening” drug patents, and other ways to put people before profits.
Categories: Economics