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.

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.

Why B Corps Matter

By Ryan Honeyman, adapted from The B Corp Handbook: How to Use Business as a Force for Good

It's time for capitalism to evolve from a model of short-term profits for a few to a model of shared and enduring prosperity for all.

Surrogate Mothers of India

By Sharmila Rudrappa, from Contexts

For many working-class women in India, being a surrogate mother is the best job they’ll ever have.

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