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Art after money

Banksy’s prank on the art market rhymes with our common struggle against financialization’s shredding of society.

The DIY Central Bank

Asserting the moral right to repudiate debt may be the only way of rebuilding democracy.

Healing solidarity: re-imagining international development

NGOs and other aid agencies need to lead in the practice of re-distributing wealth and power—not just the theory.

Why positive thinking won’t get you out of poverty

To say that poor people don’t have enough hope, tenacity and aspiration is to deny their agency as well as the size of the structural odds they face.

Seven ways to build the solidarity economy

We can transform capitalism by encouraging the ‘better angels of our nature.’

Love and hunger in breadline Britain

We need a moral and spiritual revolution to replace the culture of shame with a politics of love and solidarity.

Why transforming the economy begins and ends with cooperation

Co-ops might not transform people, but the act of cooperation often does. 

“The price on everything is love:” how a Detroit community overcomes a lack of city services

A range of neighbor-to-neighbor efforts address basic needs that aren’t met by local government.

The enemy between us: how inequality erodes our mental health

Inequality creates the social and political divisions that isolate us from each other.

Sexual exploitation and abuse: why pick on charities?

There is always a line to be drawn between protecting reputation and doing the right thing. Charity trustees should be judged on whether they draw it in the right place.

The future of sharing: it's still about freedom

The original vision of the sharing economy hasn’t died—it just needs more support and protection.

Five ways to curb the power of corporations

Of the world’s 100 largest economies, 69 are transnational businesses. How can we control—and ultimately transform them?

Where next for the New Economy movement?

It’s not enough to create niche alternatives; we have to transform the architecture of the economic system.

Could NGOs flourish in a future without foreign aid?

Only when myths are revealed as myths can there be a clear-eyed conversation about the best ways forward.

Fifty years later, we still have a dream

As the Poor People’s Campaign arrives in Washington DC it’s time to celebrate Public Service Day.

Confronting the money-power elite

Those who control the creation and allocation of money are able to control every other aspect of society. Shouldn’t that be us?

The future of trade unions

Unless democracy is reinstated as the movement’s guiding principle, organized labor will fail in any form.

Steven Pinker’s ideas are fatally flawed. These eight graphs show why.

It’s time to reclaim the mantle of “Progress” for progressives.

Welcome to the ‘New Dark Age.’

A terrifying new book by James Bridle calls on us to embrace uncertainty.

Are we losing our love of life? ‘It must be the money’

Healing our relationship to finance is a pre-condition for building a grassroots-led investment fund that’s focused on wellbeing.

The US teachers strike in historical perspective

Previous waves of unrest offer clues to the possible regeneration of the American labor movement.

Do we have the right to financial rebellion? A conversation with Enric Duran

We need to practice economic disobedience so that radical alternatives can flourish.  

The necessary transience of happiness

The happiness industry is booming, yet few of us are happier. Why not?

Will Cuba become a test case for a post-postmodern future?

Metamodern mindfulness offers a new way of thinking about the ideological conflicts of the past.

Foreign aid is a waste of money—unless it’s used for transformation

Simplistic stories of saving children trap aid agencies inside a self-defeating logic

The Great Society versus the Poor People’s Campaign

What can we learn from contrasting efforts to combat poverty and injustice in 1960s America?

Horizontalising international NGOs: can it be done?

Alternative structures are available—if we have the courage to adopt them.

Priceless moments: how capitalism eats our time

Economic rationality leaves no room for free time unless it produces or consumes commercial wealth.

It’s time to take our charities to the cleaners

Everyone needs a deep clean from time to time. Best to do it before your teeth get infected.

The courage of difficult women

What happened at Save the Children is a symptom of a wider problem in our society which urgently needs to be addressed. The women who have spoken up are the real heroes, not the men who have had the ‘courage’ to admit their mistakes.

What’s it all about, Oxfam?

We should seize this opportunity to re-examine the future of foreign aid.

Five ways to transform our economies

We need a new economics for the 21st century. Here are five potential pillars.

How giving makes you happier

For a joyful economy, spread the wealth. This infographic shows why.

Let’s demonstrate the true meaning of Christmas: sharing

There’s no point spending money we don’t have on things we don’t need in order to make impressions that don’t really matter.

How whales and dolphins can teach us to be less stupid

Learning from the other inhabitants of our ‘blue planet.’

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