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While the one percent tries to convince us that we’re broke and that privatization is the only solution, the rest of us know that’s not true.

Even on a finite planet, there’s enough to go around.

All around the world, people are uniting behind a vision of a new economy where all people’s basic needs are met…and then some. Public healthcare. Shorter work weeks. Healthy food. Clean water. Free education. We must imagine and create a future where capital (wealth and the means of creating it) is a tool of the people, not the other way around.

This future is bursting forth through the cracks of the current system as people experiment with new forms of business, governance, and culture that give life to the claim that another world is possible.

On the last day of #NewEconomyWeek, we ask, “How can we claim access and control over what we need to live full and prosperous lives?

Today, as with each day this week, we will be featuring original content across the internet by NEC members and allies. See below for a breakdown of what you can expect to see today, and visit neweconomyweek.org to browse all of the great stories and panels from the last few days.


A few of today’s #NewEconomyWeek stories

After Decades in a Food Desert, These Neighbors Are Building a $2 Million Co-op—And They Own It” by Liz Pleasant (YES! Magazine)

10 Reasons to Leave Your Company to Workers When You Retire” by Rob Brown of the Cooperative Development Institute (YES! Magazine)

As Boomers Retire, Millions of Small Businesses Will Change Hands. Can We Keep Them Local?” by Alison Lingane of Project Equity (YES! Magazine)

The Economics of Compassion: Can This City Wipe Out Debt by 2019?” an interview with Walter Brueggemann by Sarah van Gelder (YES! Magazine)

The USDA Is Putting $34.3 Million Into Local Food Projects. Will It Be Enough?” by Leah Penniman (YES! Magazine)

The Rebel Alliance and Empire Economics” by Ben Wolcott (Buzzfeed)

Putting Divested Money To Work, Repairing the Damage” by Marnie Thompson of the Fund for Democratic Communities (The Leap)

Will the Paris Climate Talk Deliver the World We Need? Not Likely” by Janet Redman of the Institute for Policy Studies (Foreign Policy in Focus)

Democratic Banking for the 99%: Public Banks Stop Wall Street from Gambling with our Money” by Matt Stannard of Commonomics USA

Real Wealth Is…” by Canadian Community Economic Development Network and One Earth

We Want to Buy James a Lawnmower: New Tools for Building a Movement of Neighbor-led, Neighbor-funded Positive Change” by Katie Lorah of Ioby.org

The Social Economy As A Tool To Ensure Sustainable And Democratic Access To Local Resources” by Béatrice Alain of the Chantier de l’économie sociale

Raising Resources in the Rural South” by Christi Electris of the Croatan Institute

Regenerative Economies for a Regenerative Civilization” by John Fullerton of the Capital Institute

To Invest in a New Economy, Cut the Old Economy Pentagon” by Lindsay Koshgarian of the National Priorities Project

Measuring What Matters: Beyond GDP, Towards Genuine Progress” by Cylvia Hayes

Community Control: Organizing for Community Land Trusts in NYC” by the New Economy Project

The $80 Billion Shift We Need Now for Economic Democracy” by Michelle Long of BALLE


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