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ING Bank Just Divested Their DAPL Financing—We All Helped to Change Their Mind

March 24, 2017 - 00:00
Last month, bank officials met face to face with leaders of the Standing Rock Sioux, and this week they announced the bank had sold the loan at the request of tribal leaders.
Categories: Economics

The Superrich Have Profited From a Broken System—And Their Money Alone Won’t Fix It

March 22, 2017 - 00:00
Giving back requires humility. It will be a true test of learning new skills.
Categories: Economics

The Cuts in Trump’s Budget You Haven’t Heard About

March 17, 2017 - 00:00
While national outrage is focused on Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Arts, tiny agencies helping communities that teeter on the edge of poverty would also disappear.
Categories: Economics

Small-Scale Farming Could Restore America’s Rural Towns

March 15, 2017 - 00:00
Although many people in these struggling regions voted for the new president, his cynical answers will not bring them prosperity. But I saw what could.
Categories: Economics

How the Neighborhood That Inspired “The Wire” Is Pulling Its Residents Out of Poverty

March 15, 2017 - 00:00
When large institutions like universities and hospitals agree to hire and spend locally, they can transform neighborhoods hardest hit by poverty and unemployment.
Categories: Economics

This Is the Real Success Story of the Affordable Care Act

March 14, 2017 - 00:00
Government-sponsored Medicaid and Medicare are efficient and reliable—and already cover 36 percent of Americans.
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The Many Benefits of Making (and Eating) Chocolate Right Where It Grows

March 10, 2017 - 01:00
Dried cocoa beans historically have been shipped to Europe and the U.S. for chocolate making. But keeping the process close to home empowers farmers and supports local economies.
Categories: Economics

Defunding Police—How Antiracist Organizers Got Seattle to Listen

March 9, 2017 - 01:00
By halting a proposed $150 million police precinct, Seattle activists have made headway in redirecting funding toward services like affordable housing and education.
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Robert Reich: Why Trump’s “America First” Plan Is Pure Fantasy

March 2, 2017 - 01:00
Trumponomics fails because it ignores the American worker. Here’s what we should do instead.
Categories: Economics

In a Rust Belt Town Where Tuition Is Covered, Economy Begins to Revive

March 2, 2017 - 01:00
After Kalamazoo, Michigan, offered college tuition for nearly all high school graduates, dropout rates declined and the city’s population began to rebound.
Categories: Economics

Governor’s Order to Protect State’s Immigrants Is More Than a Moral Choice

March 1, 2017 - 01:00
Immigrants make up 17 percent of the state’s workforce. If Washington’s undocumented workers were deported, nearly $14.5 billion in economic activity could be lost.
Categories: Economics

For Automation to Benefit Society, It Must Serve Humans, Not Replace Them

February 22, 2017 - 01:00
We face the prospect of an economy with little need for humans. Advances in artificial intelligence call us to revisit basic questions about work, love, and human purpose.
Categories: Economics

To Billionaire Doomsday Preppers: Your Wealth Won’t Save You

February 21, 2017 - 01:00
The only solution is to bring your wealth home and invest in community resilience to ensure the survival of all.
Categories: Economics

Call for Submissions: It’s Time for a Just Transition

February 16, 2017 - 01:00
Send us your ideas by March 13.
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Are Americans Ready to Strike?

February 14, 2017 - 01:00
This past October, women in Poland used a mass strike to stop an abortion ban. Organizers in the U.S. are looking to similar tactics in Europe to show the Trump administration they mean business.
Categories: Economics

The Carbon Tax Debate Isn’t Going Away. What Would the Ideal Bill Look Like?

February 10, 2017 - 01:00
After opposing a Washington state carbon tax in November, climate justice advocates are setting the stage for a more thorough initiative to address both climate change and inequality.
Categories: Economics

Seattle Just Divested Billions From Wells Fargo Over Dakota Access Pipeline

February 7, 2017 - 01:00
Minneapolis and others are ready to follow.
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University of California Next In Line To Dump Wells Fargo Contracts

February 3, 2017 - 01:00
The UC system is severing $475 million in contracts with Wells Fargo over, among other things, the bank’s ties to private prison corporations.
Categories: Economics

How Neighbors Turned Unused Buildings into a Thriving Community Hub

February 3, 2017 - 01:00
As rents rise and independent businesses in Minneapolis lose their leases to large national chains, a first-of-its-kind co-op found a solution.
Categories: Economics

6 States With Criminal Justice Reform Wins to Celebrate

February 3, 2017 - 01:00
In Oregon, incarcerated women stay connected with their children through special visitations and virtual parent-teacher conferences.
Categories: Economics