Economy


The Renewable Revolution

By Michael T. Klare

Four reasons why the transition from fossil fuels to a green energy era is gaining traction.


Big Oil's Broken Business Model

By Michael T. Klare

The real story behind the oil price collapse


Restoring Communities: Revisiting the Concept of Land Ownership

by Martin Adams

Current models of land ownership have widespread implications for the ecological and economic health of communities. The concept of leasehold ownership is a promising adjustment to property rights philosophy, aiming to keep wealth and prosperity from leaving the communities in which they originate.


Utne Reader Bookshelf: Economy

A selection of books that pique our interest.


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Black November

By Soli Salgado

The Daily Show expands on the seasonal tradition of mega-sales, now forcing retail workers to sacrifice their Thanksgiving.


The New Microsavings: Community-Driven Lending

By Jeffrey Ashe with Kyla Jagger Neilan

While microfinancial institutions in developing countries tend to fail without outside volunteers, microsavings groups owned and organized by the communities that use them are on the rise.


Are CEO Pay and Performance Linked?

By Michael B. Dorff

Since the 1970s, CEO pay has risen dramatically in an effort to inspire a similar rise in performance. The evidence, however, suggests that pay and performance are only loosely linked, if at all.


Advanced Technology Fuels Inequality, Replacing Middle Class Jobs

By Soli Salgado

The ideal candidate possesses speed-of-light movement and an automated brain.